Endocrinology and Immunophysiology


By investigating the unique mechanisms of immunoregulation in the testis and the effects of inflammation and infection on male reproductive function, Professor Hedger and his team wish to better understand the relationship between the male reproductive tract and the immune system.

This will provide them with clues about autoimmune infertility, inflammation, and infections of the male reproductive tract, and may eventually hold the key to the development of male contraceptives and immunotherapeutics for transplant patients.

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Research Group Head | Professor Mark Hedger

Male infertilty accounts for more than a third of infertility cases. My research focuses on immunoregulation in the testis in order to understand autoimmune infertility, inflammation and infections of the male reproductive tract, which could lead to the development of male contraceptives, immunotherapeutics for transplant patients and better treatments for male infertility.
Professor Mark Hedger

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