Dr Henry McSorley
Principal Investigator and Lecturer
Cell Signalling and Immunology, School of Life Sciences
James Black Centre
Parasitic helminths effectively subvert the host’s immune response, through the release of immunomodulatory factors. These factors suppress immune responses which would otherwise result in parasite ejection, and have potential for use as treatments for immune-mediated diseases such as asthma. Our research focuses on identifying the molecules and molecular pathways by which parasitic worms modulate the host immune system, and developing these findings towards new treatments for human immune-mediated diseases. By discovering how parasites affect the host immune system, we may be able to better combat these important human and animal pathogens, and learn more about the fundamental biology of the immune response.
A University of Dundee researcher has been awarded £1.6 million in funding to further his research into immune responses, which may produce insights into a variety of diseases, including asthma, obesity, and parasitic infections.
A University of Dundee researcher has uncovered why parasitic worm infections seem to protect people from developing asthma, paving the way for potential future treatments for the disease.
Dr. Henry McSorley has joined the School this month as a member of the Division on Cell Signalling and Immunology. He will be joint deputy head of division alongside Hari Hundal.
Immunological interactions with helminth parasites
|Major Personal Funding Awards / Wellcome Investigator Award||2021|