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Dr Fabian Salazar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 Geoffrey Pope 328

 

Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK

Overview

Qualifications

PhD in Immunology, University of Nottingham, UK, 2016

MSc in Biochemistry, major in Proteins and Biotechnology, University of Chile, 2010

Biochemistry (Professional Degree), University of Chile, 2010

BSc in Biochemistry, University of Chile, 2008

 

Career

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, 2016-2019

Research

Research interests

The immune system utilizes sensors on immune cells named pattern recognition receptors to recognize invading pathogens and foreign substances. These receptors trigger a plethora of immune responses that confer protection against infection and could also contribute to unwanted exacerbated immune responses.

In the Brown Group, we are interested in a superfamily of receptors called C-type lectin receptors (CLRs). The prototypic member of this family, Dectin-1, identified by Prof. Gordon Brown, plays a central role in mounting a protective innate immune response against fungal infections. However, we know very little of how these receptors, in particular Dectin-1, influences adaptive immune responses to fungi.  

We have recently identified a novel family of CLRs and my research is aimed at better understanding the roles and functions of these receptors and how they influence innate and adaptive immunity during fungal infection.

Research projects

Current Projects:

Role of CLRs in innate and adaptive immunity to fungi

 

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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