Marlena Westcott

Vaccine Development
Immune Response
Bacterial Pathogens
Viral Pathogens

My research interests are broadly centered on the immune response to viral and bacterial pathogens, with a focus on innate immune mechanisms of host resistance and application of that information to vaccine development. Current research in collaboration with the Department of Infectious Diseases (Dr. John Sanders laboratory) and supported by the U.S. Department of Defense, is focused on the development of vaccines for enteric bacterial pathogens. The goal of the work is to develop agile approaches to vaccine development as a preventative strategy to address the growing public health threat of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections.

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