- Systemic inflammation
- Oral microbiome
- Antibody therapy
- Alzheimer's Disease
Jessica Teeling's team investigates the contribution of real live bacterial infections, the oral and gut microbiome and systemic inflammation to the onset and progression of neurodegenerative disease, using clinical samples, post-mortem tissue and a use a range of in vitro and in vivo biological assays to measure inflammation and neural function.
I coordinate the second year BIOL2022 module in the School of Biological Sciences and teach immunology to undergradute and master students. Topics I teach include innate immunity, autoimmunity, Toll like receptor and cytokine cell signalling, and antibody engineering. I also coordicate the third year disseration module: Bioscience and Business (BIOL3058). In this module students are taught the basics of drug discovery and how to bring a new product to market.
Jessica Teeling is a Professor in Experimental Neuroimmunology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton. Her primary research interest is to understand the role of the immune system in neurodegenerative diseases, and in particular the contribution of systemic inflammation in the onset and disease progression.