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Many pathogens are coated in carbohydrate structures. We are primarily interested in studying the roles of these carbohydrates in host-pathogen interactions with the aim of applying these studies to the development of carbohydrate-based vaccines and therapeutics. We are interested in studying how the host immune system recognises and responds to carbohydrate antigens on pathogens, including viral envelope glycoproteins and bacteria, particularly in the form of antibody recognition.

Current PhD students:
Isabella Huettner
Carl Graham
Nelson Cano