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Laura Haynes

Tenured Professor at University of Connecticut

Dr. Laura Haynes is a prominent figure in the field of immunology, particularly in the context of aging and its effects on immune responses. As a tenured Professor in the Center on Aging and the Department of Immunology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her research endeavors. Her primary focus lies in understanding how the aging process influences the immune system's ability to respond to infections and vaccinations. This area of study is crucial, given the increased susceptibility of older individuals to infectious diseases and the importance of vaccination in mitigating these risks.

One key aspect of her research is the exploration of senescent cells and their role in immune function during aging. Senescent cells are cells that have stopped dividing and are associated with aging and age-related diseases. Understanding how these cells impact immune responses can provide valuable insights into developing strategies to enhance vaccination efficacy and improve overall immune health in older adults. Through her work, Dr. Haynes contributes significantly to advancing our understanding of the complex interplay between aging, the immune system, and infectious diseases. Her findings have the potential to inform the development of novel interventions and therapies aimed at promoting healthy aging and reducing the burden of age-related infections.

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Details last updated 14-May-2024

Laura Haynes News

Clearing senescent cells improves immediate immunity to influenza in aged mice

Live Forever Club - 14-May-2024

It may hinder the development of long-lasting protection against future infections