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  • Dr. Jun Wang, Ph.D

Appointments:

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University

Affiliations:

Canadian Canter for Vaccinology
IWK Health Centre
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Pediatrics
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

Research Interests:

IL-17, IL-17R, cancer and infection, adaptive immunity, immune regulation

Targeting on the IL-17/IL-17R axis

The immune system plays a vital role in disease control; however, inappropriate immune responses also contribute to the development and progression of many diseases. My research aims to (1) understand the role of the IL-17/IL-17R axis in regulating host resistance against infections caused by Chlamydia species; (2) dissect the contribution of the IL-17/IL-17R signaling in tumorigenesis; and (3) develop novel prophylactic and/or therapeutic vaccines or treatments against infection and cancer.

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Wang is a BHCRI Associate Member who has served as a member of a BHCRI Scientific Review Committee.

Phone:

(902) 470-7505

Contact:

Canadian Center for Vaccinology IWK Health Centre Goldbloom Research and Clinical Care Pavilion, 3rd Floor West 5850/5980 University Avenue Halifax, NS B3K 6R8 Canada
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