Welcome to the webpage of the King Laboratory in the Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology and Microbiome and Disease Tolerance Centre at McGill University!
The focus of our research is mucosal immunology. Specifically, we aim to understand how Type 2 immune responses, which classically play an important role in allergy and parasitic helminth infection, contribute to health and disease.
Check out this link to find out why parasites may be critical for human evolution!
The movie above shows the cecum of a mouse infected with intestinal helminth Trichuris muris, a mouse model for human whipworm (Trichuris trichiura) infection. In this case, the cecum has been turned inside out to show how the parasite sticks its head into the intestinal epithelial layer and wiggles its tail in the gut lumen.