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Christopher Collins

Christopher Collins
PhD student looking into extracellular commination and anthelmintic resistance in nematode parasites

Research

The recent and rapid development of drug resistance to our current repertoire of antibiotics and anthelmintics is of global concern. The methods to which parasitic roundworms of livestock, dogs, horses, and humans transfer this resistance is largely unknown. These parasites are known to express immunomodulating extracellular vesicles (EVs) but their use in this and in resistance is largely unclassified. Helmintic EVs are a strong potential target for both chemotherapeutics and vaccination and are thus my main focus of research.

Background

I recieved my Masters degree in Immunology and Microbiology from Uppsala Universitet in 2022 and my Bacholers degree in Biology from Humboldt State Univserity in 2017. I worked in Biotech from 2018 to 2020 mainly working with cell culture and antibody production.

I am also the head brewer at Bryggeriet Ångkvarn here in Uppsala where I have won multiple gold medals in international competitions.

Supervision

My PhD supervisor is Magnus Åbrink (BVF, SLU)

My co-supervisors are:
Eva Tyden (BVF, SLU)
Staffan Svärd (Uppsala Universitet)
Susanne Nylén (Karolinska Institutet)


Contact

Doctoral Student at the Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health; Division of Immunology
Telephone: +46733379317
Postal address:
BVF, Enheten för Immunologi, Box 7028
75007 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Ulls väg 26, Uppsala