Salmonella

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Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi causes typhoid fever, a serious disseminated infection in many developing nations. Other Salmonella enterica serovars typically cause gastroenteritis but can also cause a life-threatening infection in individuals with compromised immune systems. Current typhoid vaccines are only moderately effective in adults and poorly effective in infants. Research in our laboratory focuses on developing a basic understanding of innate and adaptive immune responses to Salmonella infection with a view to development of novel vaccines for typhoid and non-typhoidal disease.

Faculty:

Stephen J. McSorley