Shipra Vaishnava

Manning Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology


Disruption of interactions between host immune system and resident microbiota can have profound consequences for host health. Vaishnava Lab's research focuses on understanding the complex and dynamic nature of host-microbe interaction at the intestinal mucosal surface. We use unique in-vivo tools such as germ-free mouse models in combination with a broad array of genetic, cell biological, and biochemical approaches to explore the interactions between intestinal bacteria and our immune system.