Fabienne Mackay, Ph.D.
Fabienne Mackay, Ph.D., is director of the Autoimmunity Research Unit at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia, and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney. A molecular biologist and immunologist, she studies autoimmune diseases and the interaction of the immune and nervous systems. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stress and ImmunityFrom Starving Cavemen to Stressed-Out Scientists
Scientists in Australia have recently discovered the first clear molecular process that helps to explain how stress suppresses our immune defenses and makes us more vulnerable to getting sick. Has a biological system that worked well for early humans faced with starvation turned against those of us living with the many new stresses of modern society?