Amy Gillgrass
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Molecular Medicine
(905) 525-9140 x 25133
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. The Gillgrass Lab is currently focused on exploring a humanized mouse model of HIV/TB co-infection to better understand how this affects immune responses, treatment, prophylaxis, and disease outcome.