Welcome to the Jumping Frog Lab
The overall goal of our research is to understand the co-evolutionary relationships between the structure of selected molecules (e.g., non-classical MHC class Ib molecules) and their functions in innate and adaptive immunity against tumors and viruses using the frog Xenopus as animal model.
Current Research Projects
- Amphibian macrophage development and antiviral defenses.Dev Comp Immunol. (2015 Dec 15).
- Semi-solid tumor model in Xenopus laevis/gilli cloned tadpoles for intravital study of neovascularization, immune cells and melanophore infiltration.Dev Biol. 408, 205-12. (2015 Dec 15).
- Characterization of Frog Virus 3 knockout mutants lacking putative virulence genes.Virology. 485, 162-70. (2015 Nov 01).