Genetic regulation of the immune system and implications to disease resistance. Particular emphasis is given to preventive methods to improve disease resistance of livestock, such as genetic selection of livestock for enhanced immune responsiveness. Other areas of interest include xenotransplantation and peripartum immune responses.
Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network (CBMRN) - Integrative Genomic and Proteomic Strategies to Identify Immunological Profiles in Cows Associated with Enhanced Resistance Against Mastitis Pathogens
- The genetics (inheritance) of the immune response
- The genetic factors controlling the immune system
- The study of the interrelationships between immunity of disease and genetic, as well as epigenetic factors