Project Title: Defining intra-individual heterogeneity in innate immune responses; relevance for adaptive immune responses and disease susceptibility
Overview: I am profiling the bovine innate immune response to a range of bacterial and viral PAMPs over the course of their lives. We will be looking of immunophenotypes, i.e. cytokine profiles, antibody production and cell stress. his project will help identify disease-associated immunophenotypes in cattle. My Bachelors degree is in Genetics and Cell Biology in which I developed an interest and background knowledge of the complexity of the immune system. I am from Kells in Meath and outside of science my interests lie mainly with playing and listening to music. I see my future career within academia as a principal investigator and lecturing.
Programme Area: Bovine Immunology
Supervisors: Kieran Meade and Cliona O’Farrelly
Location: Teagasc, Grange, Meath
Funding Source: Teagasc