Starkey - Urinary Tract Immunology

Key Terms

Mucosal cytokines, innate lymphoid cells, urinary tract infection, cystinuria, kidney stone disease, kidney disease


The Urinary Tract Immunology research group studies the immune mechanisms of organ repair and regeneration with a recent focus on the urinary tract. Our team is particularly interested in the early-life infectious origins of chronic diseases and the role of tissue resident immune cells and mucosal cytokines. We employ a range of cutting-edge experimental models and tools to answer fundamental immunological questions for translational outcomes in human diseases.

Malcolm Starkey lab grop
Starkey group L-R: , Dr Jennifer Ngo, Dr Bernadette Jones-Freeman, Dr Malcolm Starkey, Mr Nirmal Bhatt, Ms Kate Leyden, Ms Theresa Nguyen

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Research projects available