This unit’s overall mission is to advance understanding of the human immune response involved in transplantation and mitigation of infectious diseases. The unit brings together a multidisciplinary team of basic scientists, clinicians and health professionals who are undertaking basic and translational research involving molecular and cellular mechanisms of immunity. Their goal: to improve transplantation outcomes and the ability to understand and deal effectively with infectious diseases.
This multi-disciplinary unit is focused on improving current treatment of fractures, developing and implementing primary and secondary prevention strategies and developing new knowledge about mechanisms underlying bone health and disease. This includes research exploring the role of bone mineral as an important determinant of joint health. The unit’s goal is the development and translation of new knowledge to optimize bone health and minimize the burden of osteoporosis and fracture.