Recent research on skin immunity and the skin microbiome reveals the complexity of the skin and its importance in the development of immunity against arthropod-borne diseases. In diseases such as malaria, borreliosis, leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, etc., the skin interface has been shown as an essential site for pathogens to hide from the immune system, and as a potential site of persistence. Only very few vaccines have been successfully developed so far against these diseases, likely because of an insufficient understanding on the development of skin immunity against pathogens. Skin and Arthropod Vectors expands our knowledge on the role of the skin interface during the transmission of arthropod-borne diseases and particularly its immunity. This work may support researchers who strive for developing more efficient diagnostic tools and vaccines. It also gives scientists and advanced students working in related areas a better insight on how humans and animals are attractive to arthropods to develop better repellents, or to set up transgenic arthropods.
- Offers the only compilation of research focusing on both the skin interface and arthropod vectors, with contributions from international experts
- Advances research in the effort toward generating more effective diagnostic tools and vaccines focusing on the skin interface
- Can also serve as supplemental material for dermatology lectures or specialized lectures on medical entomology and skin immunity
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Dr. Nathalie Boulanger has been associate professor in parasitology at the University of Strasbourg, France, since 1995. For more than a decade, her research team has developed a project on skin and Lyme borreliosis. The research developed covers the main aspects of the interaction of arthropod vectors and the skin: role of arthropod saliva, skin microbiome, development of in vitro and in vivo models, applications of the topics to diagnostics and vaccine aspects, and more. Dr. Boulanger has received both Fulbright and Monahan grants and has past experience researching malaria and coccidiosis vaccines. She has teaching experience in zoology, public health, entomology, parasitology, and medical mycology.