Laura Haynes – Contributor Profile
University of Connecticut
Professor of Immunology
Dr. Haynes’s laboratory is interested in how aging influences immune responses, especially to infectious diseases such as influenza and bacterial pneumonia. They investigate the mechanisms involved in specific age-related changes in the immune system. They are also interested in how these changes influence the generation of protective immunity following infection or vaccination. Their goal is to be able to improve vaccine efficacy for elderly populations.
Dr. Haynes holds a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Immunology from the University of Miami and received her Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Rochester. Her postdoctoral studies brought her to the University of California San Diego as a Research Fellow in the Department of Biology and to the Trudeau Institute as a Research Scientist.