The role of Mucosal-Associated Invariant T cells in protective and aberrant immunity

Grant number: 1196881 | Funding period: 2021 - 2025

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Abstract

Despite their prevalence and potential therapeutic value, MAIT cells remain the least studied of all T cells. This program seeks to do paradigm shifting research into the role of MAIT cells in protective immunity to microbes and allergies. Thereby this project will significantly advance fundamental knowledge on MAIT cell biology and could furnish novel immunotherapeutic agents with an enormous potential as alternatives to microbial and allergy treatments, areas of tremendous clinical need.

University of Melbourne Researchers