At what scales can, and SHOULD, the immune system multi-task?
Beyond cytokines, many different cell types and effector molecules are involved in killing parasites and repairing parasite-induced damage. Thus, during co-infection, there are many scales at which immune responses might interact. With various collaborators, we are investigating whether macrophages, T cells, and antibodies are able to multi-task efficiently, given antigenically distinct challenges. We are also keen to know whether perfect multi-tasking is in the hosts best interests.
< Back to research questions