Our research program is focused on fibroblast-like stromal cells found in secondary lymphoid organs and tumours. These cells create the structure on which leukocytes crawl and interact. We and others have shown that fibroblasts in lymph nodes are fundamental to healthy immune function, through interactions with T cells, B cells, dendritic cells and macrophages, directly supporting cell survival, function and migration. This project builds on preliminary data to explore the fundamental immunology of the tonsil.
Immunology, Fibroblasts, Microenvironment, Lymph Nodes, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biomedicine Discovery Institute (School of Biomedical Sciences) » Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Top-up scholarship funding available