Paul Giacomin

Dr. Paul Giacomin is a research fellow within the Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia. Paul did his PhD studies at the University of Adelaide, followed by postdoctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Giacomin's field of research is immunology, where he investigates the complex relationships between parasitic worms and the host immune system- i.e. trying to understand how the immune system operates to limit infections and immunopathology associated with worm infections, but also focussing on how manipulation of the immune system by worms may be beneficial under some circumstances.

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