Investigating impaired T cell activation in children with food allergy

2021 AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant (supported by DBV Technologies)

Dr Peter Hsu, Children's Hospital at Westmead.

This research project will aim to investigate the reason why some people develop food allergies, with a focus on the way T cells respond to allergen in people with food allergies.

Dr Peter Hsu

Food allergy is an epidemic with significant health implications. There is no cure, which results in significant impact on the quality of life of affected families.

This project will aim to investigate the reason why some people develop food allergies, with a focus on the way T cells respond to allergen in people with food allergies. The team will then seek to ascertain whether these changes in the T cells predict response to immunotherapy, a treatment aimed at reversing and curing allergy.

This would inform better designs for more effective immunotherapy to advance efforts to cure food allergy.

 

AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant of $15,000 (supported by DBV Technologies)

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