CD4 T cell

Awarded Project: "Role of female genital mucosa associated CD4 T cells in vaccine-induced HIV susceptibility"

December 05, 2018
Role of female genital mucosa associated CD4 T cells in vaccine-induced HIV susceptibility

Dr. Smita Iyer received a two year award.  The majority of HIV infections by heterosexual transmission occur in women; understanding factors contributing to this increased risk is critical to prevent HIV infection in women and curb the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. This proposal uses robust complementary approaches and cutting-edge immunological tools to address this concern. Accomplishment of proposed goals will aid in designing interventions in women to prevent HIV infection.

 

Awarded Project: "CD4 T cell responses to Chlamydia infection"

March 01, 2016
CD4 T cell responses to Chlamydia infection

Dr. Stephen J. McSorley received a four year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH.  The CDC estimates that Chlamydia is one of the most prevalent bacterial infections in the US and causes upper reproductive tract pathology in a growing number of otherwise health young  women. Unfortunately, women with untreated Chlamydia infection can develop serious pelvic  inflammatory disease (PID), infertility, chronic pelvic pain, or suffer from ectopic pregnancy.