Bacterial Infections

Laura Cook

My research is focused on two key ares of human immunology. The first is investigating the driving causes of self-reactive immune responses in autoimmune diseases, particularly inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), in order to develop novel therapeutic approaches. One potential cell therapy I am pursuing for IBD is using an expanded population of regulatory T cells that secretes the immunosuppressive molecule IL-10, resulting in suppression of both innate and adaptive immune responses.