Hui-Fern Koay

Dr Hui-Fern Koay (Fern) is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology situated in the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. She was awarded her PhD in 2017, on studies investigating the development and function of unconventional T cells, in particular, NKT and MAIT cells. Her work on identifying, characterising and mapping the development of these immune cells have resulted in a number of awards and high-profile publications, including first author Nature Immunology, Nature Communications, Science Immunology and JEM reports. Within the laboratory of Prof Dale Godfrey, Fern is extending her research upon unconventional T cell development, homeostasis, and their functional diversity during health and diseases such as cancer. She is keen to connect and collaborate on tools and/or how these cells may contribute and behave beyond generic immunological models. Her full profile can be found here.

  • Contact Details
    Department:Microbiology and Immunology
  • Current Research Focus

    T-cell development, biology and immunology

    Field of ResearchDescription
    110704Cellular Immunology
    110799Immunology not elsewhere classified
  • Key Skills
    • Flow cytometry, RNAseq
    • Primary cell and cell line culture
    • Mouse models
    • Thymic organoids
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