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Keke C. Fairfax, Ph.D.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Pathology - Associate Professor

Divisions: Microbiology and Immunology

Academic Office Information

(801) 581-5980

Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building

15 N Medical Dr E, Room:
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

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