Mulligan Lab Research
Our current research builds upon studies of the human immune response to vaccines and infections and offers deeper insights into the complexity of these responses.
Our main projects address the following critical areas:
- comprehensive analyses of innate and adaptive immune responses during acute coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection and convalescence
- immunogenicity, efficacy, and effectiveness of Influenza vaccines
- measles infection, immune suppression, and vaccination
Our overall research portfolio examines five key mechanisms and themes:
- memory B-cell and T-cell responses following vaccination and infection
- cytokines profiling
- genetic markers associated with host susceptibility to infection
- antibody responses to infection
- new vaccine strategies
Generating vaccine-mediated protection is a complex challenge. As the NYU Langone Vaccine Center currently participates in phase III clinical trials of investigational vaccines for COVID-19 and clinical trials for COVID-19 prevention and treatment, the Mulligan lab aims to support vaccine development, diagnostic, and innovative treatment solutions by engaging in rigorous scientific research to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.