Aga Apple, PI, USA/Poland

Aga is an assistant professor in host-pathogen interactions at Montana State University. Her research focuses on understanding how initial immune recognition of virus architectures shapes subsequent susceptibility of the host to bacterial and fungal infections. As a pulmonary immunologist and a Parker B. Francis Fellow for Pulmonary Research (2014) she is particularly interested in how uniqueness of a lung immune environment shapes these complex host-pathogen interactions, and how the immune mechanisms engaged by virus recognition can be explored for an engineering of better vaccines.