Research

The main research interests of the Laboratory of Experimental Immunology (LEI) are directed to autoimmunity and autoimmune diseases, allergy and immune-modulators development. The work is focused on the development of new approaches for specific suppression of pathological immune cells as well as new vaccine design through genetic engineering and protein molecules. Another topic of interest is the development of humanized mouse models of some of the most affecting human diseases (allergies, autoimmune diseases – systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis). Widely covered in the activity of the team are studies on immunomodulating activity of Black sea gastropods and garden snail proteins as adjuvants for bacterial and viral vaccines, their anti-tumor effects.