A macrophage-centric holistic view of postnatal development (2024–2026)

The immediate postnatal period in mammals is crucial for survival, long term health and productivity. It is also a time when animals are especially susceptible to infectious disease. This project aims to investigate how cells of the innate immune system called macrophages control somatic growth and development of mature organ function in the early postnatal period. The project aims to build upon investment in new animal models and a novel discovery to generate significant new knowledge that challenges current concepts of mammalian growth control. The outcomes will enhance Australia's international reputation in the fields of physiology, immunology and developmental biology and may translate to improvements in health in animals and humans.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council