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Aaron J. Marshall PhD

Currently Not Accepting Students.

Current Position

Professor, Immunology, Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Immunology

History

1997 PhD, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto
1992 BSc (Hon.), Department of Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan

Research Focus:

Our lab carries out discovery research focusing primarily on the regulation B lymphocyte responses. B cells are the subset of white blood cells that produce antibodies, which play critical roles in protection from infections. However, when not appropriately regulated, B cell activation and production of antibodies can lead to destructive effects including allergy, asthma, and autoimmune diseases such as lupus. In addition, defective regulation of B cell activation processes can lead to continual cell division, causing B cell leukemia or lymphoma.