My PhD began at Monash University-AMREP investigating anti-viral T cells in bone marrow transplantation. After my PhD completion in 2010, I joined A/Prof Tom Kotsimbos’ Laboratory to explore T cell cross-reactivity between viral (CMV, EBV, influenza virus) and self-antigens, as well as its impact on rejection of transplanted organs. I have since joined Prof Katherine Kedzierska’s Laboratory in 2014 at the Dept. Immunology and Immunology (Uni. of Melb, Doherty Institute), focusing on human influenza immunity (T cells and B cells) in high-risk cohorts of severe influenza disease, mainly hospitalized patients, Indigenous populations, elderly people, young children and in healthy adults following influenza vaccination. I specialize in cellular (T cells, B cells, and NK/MAIT/gd innate cells to a lesser extent) and molecular (TCR gene signatures, single-cell mRNA technologies) immunology in human blood and tissues (lung, spleen, lymph nodes, tonsils, thymus, cord blood). Current research includes investigating immune responses to COVID-19.
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Current Research Focus
Human immune responses to viral infections
Field of Research Description 110704 Cellular Immunology
- cell biology
- flow cytometry
- clinical cohorts
- single-cell transcriptomics
Looking to collaborate?
Different skillsets to complement mine, i.e. bioinformatics