Dr Carl Feng

Senior Lecturer in Immunology
Medicine (Immunology & Infectious Diseases), Central Clinical School

D06 - Blackburn Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Research interests

Our research is focused on the understanding of the mechanisms mediating host resistance to persistent intracellular pathogens, with the goal of developing novel interventions for preventing and treating chronic infectious diseases in humans. We investigate a range of basic aspects of innate and adaptive immune responses to Mycobacteriumtuberculosis and other intracellular pathogens in mice, from cytokine biology to immune regulation and tissue inflammation in the lungs. To understand the immunological basis of host control of tuberculosis in humans, we are also extending our studies to examine the interplay between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and host signalling pathways in human cells and to identifyimmune correlates of protection in infected human subjects through international collaborations.