Tracking the role of T-cells in type 1 diabetes

Associate Professor Stuart Mannering heads the human T cell laboratory at St VincentÂ’s Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. He was recently awarded the Diabetes Australia 2017 Millenium Award for Type 1 Diabetes.

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Can you describe the aim of this research in 10 words? To develop antigen-specific therapy for T1D by identifying the targets of the pathogenic autoimmune response. What have you discovered in this area so far? A few years ago we pioneered techniques to isolate and study the immune cells that infiltrate the pancreatic islets of ...

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