Deciphering the relative contributions of different dendritic cells to killer T cell responses

Lead Researcher Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Sammy Bedoui sbedoui@unimelb.edu.au +61 3 8344 9911 Personal web page

Project Details

Continuing our endeavor to resolve the role of dendritic cells (DC) in virus infections, this project investigates the relative contributions of different DC subtypes to killer T cell priming and examines the molecular pathways involved (direct vs. cross-presentation). Utilizing in vivo models that remove the capacity of cells to directly present viral antigen, we found that robust virus-specific killer T cell responses depend on cross-presentation. We are currently delineating the underlying mechanisms.

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Research Group

Bedoui laboratory: Innate and adaptive interactions in immunity to infection



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease



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Department / Centre

Microbiology and Immunology

Unit / Centre

Bedoui laboratory: Innate and adaptive interactions in immunity to infection