Keke C. Fairfax, PhD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Pathology - Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Microbiology and Immunology

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-5980
  • Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building
    15 N Medical Dr E
    Salt Lake City, UT


Research Statement

IL-4 and immuno-modulation are hallmarks of parasitic infections, my laboratory broadly focuses on using the helminth parasite Schistosoma mansoni as a tool to understand both, the consequences of IL-4 induced immuno-modulation, and the complex interplay between B, T and stromal cells necessary to develop an optimal T and B cell memory response Under this umbrella we currently have three main projects: 1) Understanding the immunological implications of maternal schistosomiasis; 2) Dissecting the role of IL-4 in shaping the cellular environment of peripheral lymph nodes during homeostasis and antigenic challenge; 3) Delineating the mechanistic role of hepatic macrophages in helminth-induced protection from metabolic diseases.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship Trudeau Institute/Washington University in St. Louis
UNCF/MERCK Fellowship
Postdoctoral Fellow
Fellowship Trudeau Institute/Washington University in St. Louis
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Doctoral Training Yale University
Undergraduate University of Chicago