Khader Lab

Lab Research

Approximately one-third of the world’s population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the pathogen that causes the infectious disease tuberculosis (TB). Every year almost 8.6 million new cases of this infectious disease are recorded.... More >>

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Targeting IL-17

Our past work has described a novel role for the cytokine Interleukin-17 (IL-17) produced by CD4+ T helper cells (Th17 cells) in vaccine-induced immunity against tuberculosis. >>

Role of iBALT in TB

The presence of granuloma has long been considered a hallmark of TB; however, the immune correlates between a protective granuloma and a non-protective granuloma has been elusive. >>