Lectures and seminars CTMR Bug Corner: Keira Melican, KI - "Tissue responses to bacterial infection: Inflammation, Coagulation and Nerve-Driven Immunity"
Keira Melican is a senior researcher at KI. As clinical bacterial infection occurs within the complex environment of living tissue, the Melican research group focuses on studying these infections in relevant in vivo and in vitro tissue models. They use intravital imaging of kidney infections to describe the dynamic immune, vascular and even nervous response to bacterial infection.
Current projects are pushing this work towards the humanization of their infection models of Staphylococcal skin infections as they see subtle and not so subtle differences in the pathology of human tissue infection compared to commonly used mouse models. This work allows study of host-pathogen interactions in the context of the full infectious microenvironment.
To read more about Keira Melican, please click here.
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