Amy Gillgrass, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine
(905) 525-9140 x 25133
MDCL 5032 McMaster University
Member, McMaster Immunology Research Centre
The Gillgrass lab’s primary research focus is on immunology and infectious disease. Globally, 37% of deaths in people with HIV are from co-infections with tuberculosis. The combination of the two pathogens can be lethal since each negatively affects the disease progression of the other. Their current focus is using a humanized mouse model of HIV/TB co-infection to explore how this affects immune responses, treatment, prophylaxis and disease outcome.