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Robert Vaughan


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Research interests

The laboratory has an interest in the structure and function of HLA alleles and their polymorphism. I have a general interest in human MHC genes and protiens. This is related to transplantation and the association between HLA and disease.This is based on the critical role of HLA as the pivotal point for all immune responses, not least through its role in shaping the T cell repertoire. Much of the routine transplantation work of the laboratory revolves around HLA specific antibody characterisation, and the facilitation and monitoring of its removal. The role of HLA as a ligand for natural killer cells has lead to an interest in KIR and other NK receptors and their role in the immune response.

Research interests (short)

HLA, human MHC, transplantation immunogenetics, HLA specific antibody characterisation and removal, KIR.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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