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Role of IL-15 on NK cell-dependent immunity and inflammation

Description 
Natural killer (NK) cells are the founding members of the innate lymphoid cell family and contribute to the rapid production of inflammatory mediators upon pathogen detection. The evolution of receptors for self major histocompatibility complex-I and stress-induced ligands also bestows upon NK cells an important effector role in the clearance of virus-infected and transformed cells. NK cells are dependent on the pleiotropic cytokine interleukin (IL)-15 for their development, differentiation and optimal function.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
IL-15; NK cell; Inflammation; Homeostasis
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
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Top-up scholarship funding available 
No
Physical location 
15 Innovation Walk

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