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COLLEGEVeterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
DEPARTMENTMicrobiology, Immunology, & Pathology
Immunopathology or the feline and human immunodeficiency viruses (FIV, HIV). Of particular interest are the innate immune defects mediated through and by toll-like receptors (TLR), natural killer cells, myeloid dendritic cells, and regulatory T cells and cytokines. Translational aspects of this work focuses on TLR and cytokine balance manipulation as novel strategies to reduce viral burden and debilitating opportunistic infections that characterize AIDS.