Profile of Prof Judith Allen
The Allen laboratory studies the interaction between helminth parasites and their hosts. We aim to understand the function of the ‘type 2’ immune response typically induced in response to helminths. We are particularly interested in macrophages activated in the ‘type 2’ environment. We are funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.
Please see our recent papers published in Science & eLIFE:
Minutti et al. Local amplifiers of IL-4Rα-mediated macrophage activation promote repair in lung and liver
Campbell et al.: Myeloid cell recruitment versus local proliferation differentiates susceptibility from resistance to filarial infection