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Parasite Immunology Lab


On this site you’ll be able to learn more about our lab and what we do!

Parasite-immunology is the integration of two disciplines: the study of parasites (parasitology) and the study of an organism’s response to challenge and the recognition of self versus non-self, to answer scientific questions regarding the intricate and complex nature of host-parasite interactions.

This lab’s research examines nutritional, genetic and cellular aspects of parasite immunology. The focus of its research is to aid producers in managing parasitism in their sheep flocks. The lab has approached that problem from the aspect of how can sheep be made more resistant to parasitism as opposed to managing parasitism using therapeutics.