Shane Crotty, Ph.D., and his team study immunity against infectious diseases. They investigate how the immune system remembers infections and vaccines. By remembering infections and vaccines, the body is protected from becoming infected in the future. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective medical treatments in modern civilization and are responsible for saving millions of lives. Yet, good vaccines are very difficult to design, and a better understanding of immune memory will facilitate the ability to make new vaccines.
The lab currently three major areas of research, detailed here.
Links on the left provide access to the recent publications of the Crotty lab, as well as Crotty lab protocols.