Infection & Immunity

Research in the School is focussed on mechanisms of infection and immunity and the development of new ways to control and treat infectious diseases. Current research programs include the molecular analysis of bacterial and viral infections as well as understanding the development and function of the immune system.

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
"Clock-off time" for inflammation and remodelling in chronic inflammatory diseases: casein kinase inhibitors Primary Supervisor Professor Alastair Stewart Pharmacology and Therapeutics
A cell-based model of sporadic prion disease Associate Professor Vicki Lawson Microbiology and Immunology
A new function of the cytokine BAFF in dendritic cell maturation: Implications for immunity and cancers Senior Research Officer & Lab Manager Catherine Kennedy, PhD Microbiology and Immunology
A novel link between metabolism and host defence: O-GlcNAc glycosylation Professor Jose Villadangos Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A universal vaccine against influenza A Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Age-dependent susceptibility of neurons to RNA virus infection Dr Lukasz Kedzierski Microbiology and Immunology
Analysing protein structures Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Antibody dependent cellular cytotoxicity - a neglected anti-HIV iImmune response! Project Leaders Professor Stephen Kent & Dr Amy Chung Microbiology and Immunology
Antimicrobial resistant bacterial pathogens Project Leader Professor Ben Howden Microbiology and Immunology
Application of genomics to public health and clinical microbiology Project Leader Professor Ben Howden Microbiology and Immunology
Application of systems genomics to analysing the dynamics of Streptococcus pyogenes infection Dr Mark Davies Microbiology and Immunology
Are there additional MAIT cell antigens? Dr Sidonia Eckle Microbiology and Immunology
Ascher laboratory: Structural biology and bioinformatics Head of Laboratory Dr David Ascher
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Australian bite and sting trends: Australian Venomous Injury Project (AVIP) Project Leader Dr Ronelle Welton Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Australian Venom Research Unit Head of Unit Dr David Williams
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Autophagy and Norovirus replication Professor Jason Mackenzie Microbiology and Immunology
Biolpolymer-based vaccine delivery systems Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Blocking the development of secondary bacterial pneumonia Dr Linda Wakim Microbiology and Immunology
Bo&MeRanG Research Projects Melbourne Coordinator Dr Marie Greyer
Bogoyevitch laboratory: Regulatory biology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Marie Bogoyevitch
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Brooks laboratory: Innate immunity; anti-viral immunity Head of Laboratory Professor Andrew Brooks
Microbiology and Immunology
Brown laboratory: Immunology; virology; vaccinology Head of Laboratory Professor Lorena (Lori) Brown
Microbiology and Immunology
Can resident memory B cells in the lung protect against respiratory syncytial virus? Professor Stephen Kent Microbiology and Immunology
Carbone laboratory: Immune response to herpes simplex virus Head of Laboratory Professor Francis (Frank) Carbone
Microbiology and Immunology
CCVs: Clathrin-coated vesicles and Coxiella containing vacuoles Dr Hayley Newton Microbiology and Immunology
Cell surface receptors for attachment and entry of influenza virus into cells of the innate immune system Project Leader Associate Professor Patrick Reading Microbiology and Immunology
Characterisation of antimicrobial resistance and virulence of novel staphylococcal lineages Associate Professor Steven Tong Microbiology and Immunology
Characterisation of the changes of the endocytic and secretory pathway of dendritic cells upon activation Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Characterising the cellular roles of metals Research Project Leader Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt
Microbiology and Immunology
Chronic immune activation during treated HIV disease Project Leader Professor Damian Purcell Microbiology and Immunology
Correlates of severe and fatal influenza disease in high-risk groups Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Katherine Kedzierska Microbiology and Immunology
Crack laboratory: Neuropharmacology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Deciphering the relative contributions of different dendritic cells to killer T cell responses Project Leader Associate Professor Sammy Bedoui Microbiology and Immunology
Decoding the trafficking of immune receptors Dr Justine Mintern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Defining the association between virulence and fitness of seasonal influenza viruses Professor Kanta Subbarao Microbiology and Immunology
Delineating how CD4 T cells ‘help’ establishing effective killer T cell responses Project Leader Associate Professor Sammy Bedoui Microbiology and Immunology
Dendritic cell maturation following different microbial stimulation Project Leader Professor William (Bill) Heath Microbiology and Immunology
Design, development and testing of HIV vaccines Project Leader Professor Damian Purcell Microbiology and Immunology
Designing better drugs Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Designing new optogenetic tools for biomedical research A/Prof Danny Hatters Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Determining the role of diet and microbiota in the progression of lupus Professor Fabienne Mackay Microbiology and Immunology
Developing a novel class of therapeutics for muscle wasting and frailty Research Project Leader Dr Benjamin Parker
Physiology
Developing new therapies for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Senior Research Officer & Lab Manager Catherine Kennedy, PhD Microbiology and Immunology
Development and application of soft culturing microenvironment for novel drug discovery Primary Supervisor Professor Alastair Stewart Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Development and application of soft culturing microenvironment for novel drug discovery Professor Alastair Stewart Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Development of a self-adjuvanting vaccine for enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Development of new types of antimicrobial agents Project Leader Professor Roy Robins-Browne Microbiology and Immunology
Development of Novel antimalarial drugs Professor Leann Tilley Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Development of novel proteomic tools to explore Burkholderia pathogenesis Dr Nichollas Scott Microbiology and Immunology
Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of medically relevant prion diseases Associate Professor Vicki Lawson Microbiology and Immunology
Discovering and characterizing new genes involved in innate immunity, tissue injury and fibrosis Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Neuroscience
Discovery of malaria vaccine peptide targets Dr Daniel Fernandez-Ruiz Microbiology and Immunology
Edgington-Mitchell laboratory: Protease Pathophysiology Head of Research Group Dr Laura Edgington-Mitchell
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Enterococcus faecium Project Leader Professor Ben Howden Microbiology and Immunology
Evolution of streptococcal pathovars Dr Mark Davies Microbiology and Immunology
Evolutionary Genetics of avian influenza A viruses in Australia Dr Michelle Wille Microbiology and Immunology
Exploiting nanoparticles as vaccines Dr Justine Mintern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Finding clarity within a blizzard- guiding the solution of cryo-EM structures Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Furness laboratory: Digestive physiology and nutrition Head of Laboratory Professor John Furness
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Gamma delta T cells are important for malaria sporozoite vaccination Dr Lynette Beattie Microbiology and Immunology
Gleeson laboratory: Membrane trafficking and protein sorting in health and disease and development of new therapeutics Head of Laboratory Professor Paul Gleeson
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Glucocorticoid responsiveness in the lung: impact of inflammation and infection Primary Supervisor Professor Alastair Stewart Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Glucocorticoid responsiveness in the lung: impact of inflammation and infection Professor Alastair Stewart Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Godfrey laboratory: The development and function of unconventional T cells Head of Laboratory Professor Dale Godfrey
Microbiology and Immunology
Gooley laboratory: Structural biology of disease Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Paul Gooley
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Gut health: an intersection of food, environment, animal production and global health Project Supervisor Professor John B Furness Anatomy and Neuroscience
Harnessing the molecular clock to activate diverse strains of latent HIV Professor Sharon Lewin Microbiology and Immunology
Harrap laboratory: Genetic physiology Head of Laboratory Professor Stephen Harrap
Physiology
Heath laboratory: CD8 T lymphocytes, dendritic cells, self tolerance and immunity Head of Laboratory Professor William (Bill) Heath
Microbiology and Immunology
High fat diets, gut health and diabetes Project Leaders/Supervisors Dr Rachel McQuade & Professor John Furness Anatomy and Neuroscience
How do tumours impact normal tissue functions? Associate Professor Scott Mueller Microbiology and Immunology
How does ageing effect antibody responses? Dr Amy Chung Microbiology and Immunology
How infection and trauma cause dendritic cell paralysis and lethal immunosuppression Professor Jose Villadangos Microbiology and Immunology
How is selective metal ion transport achieved at the host-pathogen interface? Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt Microbiology and Immunology
How is the immunological T cell memory generated? Project Leader Associate Professor Katherine Kedzierska Microbiology and Immunology
How to harness the immune system to cure cancer: adoptive cell immunotherapy Professor Jose Villadangos Microbiology and Immunology
Howden laboratory: Molecular epidemiology, genomics and pathogenesis of antimicrobial resistant bacteria Head of Laboratory | Director of MDU Professor Ben Howden
Microbiology and Immunology
Identification and characterisation of novel malarial transmission-blocking antigens Associate Professor Siddhartha Mahanty Microbiology and Immunology
Identifying novel subsets of immune cells that control cytomegalovirus following transplantation Dr Lucy Sullivan Microbiology and Immunology
Identifying the mechanisms of immune cell development in peripheral tissues Project Leader Dr Laura Mackay Microbiology and Immunology
Imaging effector and memory T cell responses in the skin following Herpes Simplex Virus-1 infection Project Leader Professor William (Bill) Heath Microbiology and Immunology
Imaging the priming of CD8 Killer T cell responses to Herpes Simplex Virus-1 skin infection Project Leader Professor William (Bill) Heath Microbiology and Immunology
Immuno-paralysis following severe infections or trauma Professor Jose Villadangos Microbiology and Immunology
Immunoregulatory functions of the MARCH family of ubiquitin ligases Professor Jose Villadangos Microbiology and Immunology
Immunoregulatory functions of the MARCH family of ubiquitin ligases Professor Jose Villadangos Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Improved vaccines by targeting to dendritic cells Project Leader Professor William (Bill) Heath Microbiology and Immunology
Infection induced changes to splenic macrophages Dr Lynette Beattie Microbiology and Immunology
Influenza A virus PB1-F2 Protein: a putative virulence factor and initiator of inflammation Project Leader Dr Julie McAuley Microbiology and Immunology
Influenza and HIV vaccines and the importance of mucosal immunity Project Leader Professor Stephen Kent Microbiology and Immunology
Influenza–specific ADCC: Role in a universal flu vaccine? Project Leader Professor Stephen Kent Microbiology and Immunology
Innate T cell recognition and development Project Leader Dr Daniel Pellicci Microbiology and Immunology
Innovative approaches to prepare synthetic, partially synthetic and natural product-based vaccines Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Integrative infectious disease phylodynamics Dr Sebastian Duchene Microbiology and Immunology
Intraepithelial T cells in anti-viral immunity Project Leader Professor Francis (Frank) Carbone Microbiology and Immunology
Intravital imaging of T cell responses in the brain during cerebral malaria infection Project Leader Professor William (Bill) Heath Microbiology and Immunology
Investigating the effect of hepatitis B virus splice variants in liver cells and disease progression Professor Peter Revill Microbiology and Immunology
Investigating the role of functional antibodies against Mycobacterium tuberculosis Dr Amy Chung Microbiology and Immunology
Investigation of HSV latency and reactivation Project Leader Professor Francis (Frank) Carbone Microbiology and Immunology
Jackson laboratory: Synthetic vaccine design Head of Laboratory Professor David Jackson
Microbiology and Immunology
Kedzierska laboratory: Immunity to pandemic and newly emerged influenza viruses Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Katherine Kedzierska
Microbiology and Immunology
Kent laboratory: HIV vaccines; immune responses to HIV-1; immunotherapy Head of Laboratory Professor Stephen Kent
Microbiology and Immunology
Klebsiella pneumoniae Project Leader Professor Dick Strugnell Microbiology and Immunology
Koopman laboratory: Clinical nutrition and muscle metabolism Head of Laboratory Dr René Koopman
Physiology
Lawson laboratory: Neurodegenerative disease caused by prions Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Vicki Lawson
Microbiology and Immunology
Lew laboratory: Theoretical and empirical pharmacology Head of Laboratory Dr Michael Lew
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Lipopeptide-based adjuvanting systems Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Location, location, location – lodging virus specific T cells in the lung as an approach to protecting against influenza virus infection Dr Linda Wakim Microbiology and Immunology
Lung Disease Research Laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Gary P Anderson Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Lung Health Research Centre Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Lymphoid stromal cells and control of immunity to infection and cancer Project Leader Associate Professor Scott Mueller Microbiology and Immunology
Mackay (F) laboratory: B lymphocytes, BAFF, autoimmunity and cancer Head of Laboratory
Head of School of Biomedical Sciences Professor Fabienne Mackay

Microbiology and Immunology
Mackay (L) laboratory: Tissue-resident memory T cells; lymphocyte differentiation; peripheral immunity Senior Lecturer & NHMRC Career Development Fellow, HHMI-Gates International Research Scholar Dr Laura Mackay
Microbiology and Immunology
Mackenzie laboratory: Intracellular virus replication and innate immunity Head of Laboratory Professor Jason Mackenzie
Microbiology and Immunology
MAIT cells in homeostasis and microbial infections Researchers Dr Zhenjun Chen, Dr Alexandra Corbett and Dr Sidonia Eckle
Microbiology and Immunology
Malaria and Tissue Resident Memory T cells (TRM) in the liver Project Leader Professor William (Bill) Heath Microbiology and Immunology
Malaria parasite-infected red blood cells: a renovator’s dream Professor Leann Tilley Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Manipulating immunity to fight infection and tumours Dr Justine Mintern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Manipulating MAIT cells for increased protection by vaccination and therapy Dr Alexandra Corbett Microbiology and Immunology
Mapping elemental fluxes during host-pathogen interaction Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt Microbiology and Immunology
McConville laboratory: Molecular microbiology Head of Laboratory Professor Malcolm McConville
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
McDevitt laboratory Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt
Microbiology and Immunology
Mechanisms underlying early generation of human T cell memory Project Leader Associate Professor Katherine Kedzierska Microbiology and Immunology
Memory T cell responses in the lung during virus infection Project Leader Dr Linda Wakim Microbiology and Immunology
Metal ion homeostasis in Klebsiella pneumoniae Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt Microbiology and Immunology
Mintern laboratory: Vaccine biology Head of Laboratory Dr Justine Mintern
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mitochondria and intracellular bacterial pathogens Dr Hayley Newton Microbiology and Immunology
Modulation of intestinal inflammation through nerve stimulation Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Martin Stebbing Anatomy and Neuroscience
Molecular basis for growth factor surveillance in natural killer cells Dr Alexander David Barrow Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular basis for growth factor surveillance in plasmacytoid dendritic cells Dr Alexander David Barrow Microbiology and Immunology
MR1 – a molecular alarm system for bacterial infection Dr Hamish McWilliam Microbiology and Immunology
MR1 – a molecular alarm system that detects pathogen metabolites Professor Jose Villadangos Microbiology and Immunology
Mueller laboratory: Visualising the immune system in action Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Scott Mueller
Microbiology and Immunology
Munsie laboratory: Ethical, legal and social implications of stem cell research Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Megan Munsie
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Mycobacterium ulcerans Project Leader Professor TIm Stinear Microbiology and Immunology
Nanoparticle Modulation of Mast Cell Function Project Leader Dr Graham Mackay
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Neural regulation of anti-cancer immunity Associate Professor Scott Mueller Microbiology and Immunology
Neural regulation of immunity Project Leader Associate Professor Scott Mueller Microbiology and Immunology
Neuro-immune interactions: Nerve pathways that control inflammation in the intestine Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Martin Stebbing Anatomy and Neuroscience
Neurodegeneration in the enteric nervous system Associate Professor Vicki Lawson Microbiology and Immunology
Newton laboratory: Virulence strategies of intracellular bacterial pathogens Head of Laboratory Dr Hayley Newton
Microbiology and Immunology
NK cell receptor biology Project Leader Professor Andrew Brooks Microbiology and Immunology
Non-classical MHC and Class 1-like molecules Project Leader Professor Andrew Brooks Microbiology and Immunology
Non-conventional T cells and HIV: role of NKT cells, MAIT cells, CD-1 restricted and gamma-delta T cells Project Leader Professor Stephen Kent Microbiology and Immunology
Norovirus replication and innate immunity Project Leader Professor Jason Mackenzie Microbiology and Immunology
Novel Mast Cell-Derived Mediators Project Leader Dr Graham Mackay Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Novel master-regulators of B-cell biology Professor Fabienne Mackay Microbiology and Immunology
Nutrition: The control of gut hormone release by nutrients Project Leader/Supervisor Professor John B Furness Anatomy and Neuroscience
Parker Laboratory: Structural biology and computational drug design Head of Laboratory and Director, Bio21 Institute Professor Michael Parker
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Passive antibody immunity for use in combination microbicides Project Leader Professor Damian Purcell Microbiology and Immunology
Pathogenesis of chronic lung disease Head of Laboratory Dr Michelle Hansen
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Pathogenesis of pneumococcal pneumonia Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Microbiology and Immunology
Population genomics of endemic Streptococcus pyogenes Dr Mark Davies Microbiology and Immunology
Preventing infections of the highly puke-ogenic virus - norovirus Professor Jason Mackenzie Microbiology and Immunology
Priming of T cell responses to viral infection Project Leader Associate Professor Scott Mueller Microbiology and Immunology
Programming gamma delta T cells for HIV immunotherapy Professor Stephen Kent Microbiology and Immunology
Protective capacity of malaria-specific liver-tissue-resident memory T cells Dr Lauren Holz Microbiology and Immunology
Protein trafficking and cellular architecture Professor Leann Tilley Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Purcell laboratory: Viral RNA elements, regulation of HIV replication, HIV antibody vaccine Head of Laboratory Professor Damian Purcell
Microbiology and Immunology
Quantifying bacterial recombination within globally evolving streptococcal pathogens Dr Mark Davies Microbiology and Immunology
Ralph laboratory: Drug targets and gene regulation in Plasmodium falciparum Head of Laboratory Dr Stuart Ralph
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Rational Protein Engineering Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Reading laboratory: Innate immune detection and response to respiratory virus infections Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Patrick Reading
Microbiology and Immunology
Regeneration of lymphoid tissues Associate Professor Scot Mueller Microbiology and Immunology
Regulation of Mast Cell Activation Project Leader Dr Graham Mackay Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Restoring immunocompetency in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Senior Research Officer & Lab Manager Catherine Kennedy, PhD Microbiology and Immunology
RNA mediated control of HIV-1 gene expression Project Leader Professor Damian Purcell Microbiology and Immunology
Robins-Browne laboratory: Medical bacteriology, pathogenesis, bacterial genetics, therapeutics Head of Laboratory Professor Roy Robins-Browne
Microbiology and Immunology
Role of cellular lipids during Flavivirus replication Project Leader Professor Jason Mackenzie Microbiology and Immunology
Role of innate signals in inducing protective T cell immunity Project Leader Associate Professor Sammy Bedoui Microbiology and Immunology
Role of O-linked glycosylation system across the Burkholderia genus Dr Nichollas Scott Microbiology and Immunology
Role of suppressor of cytokine signalling proteins in viral encephalitis Dr Lukasz Kedzierski Microbiology and Immunology
Rouiller laboratory: Understanding how molecular machines function through cryo-electron microscopy Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Rutar laboratory: Ocular Neuroimmunology Head of Laboratory Dr Matt Rutar
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Salmonella Typhimurium Project Leader Professor Dick Strugnell Microbiology and Immunology
Self-tolerance: Interactions between thymic stroma and dendritic cells Project Leader Professor William (Bill) Heath Microbiology and Immunology
Sex in human malaria parasites Dr Matthew Dixon Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Skeletal muscle signal transduction related to exercise, metabolic disease and human health Research Project Leader Dr Benjamin Parker
Physiology
Small molecules for BIG targets- Targeting protein-protein interactions with fragments Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
SNAP - Staphylococcus aureus Network Adaptive Platform Trial Associate Professor Steven Tong Microbiology and Immunology
Soluble barriers to influenza virus infection Project Leader Associate Professor Patrick Reading Microbiology and Immunology
Solving the native structure of the malaria parasite using cryo-electron microscopy Professor Leann Tilley Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Staphylococcus aureus & Enterococcus faecium Project Leader Professor Tim Stinear Microbiology and Immunology
Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis Project Leader Professor Ben Howden Microbiology and Immunology
Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in Victorian hospitals: regional differences in disease burden and epidemiology Associate Professor Leon Worth Microbiology and Immunology
Stewart Laboratory: Mechanopharmacology Head of Laboratory Professor Alastair Stewart
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Stinear laboratory: Bacterial pathogenomics Head of Laboratory Professor Tim Stinear
Microbiology and Immunology
Streptococcal transmission and disease Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Microbiology and Immunology
Structural Biology of Infection Professor Michael Parker Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Strugnell laboratory: Bacterial pathogenesis and host responses Head of Laboratory Professor Dick Strugnell
Microbiology and Immunology
Synergistic and antagonistic interplay between Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory viruses Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Microbiology and Immunology
Systems genetics of muscle metabolism Research Project Leader Dr Benjamin Parker
Physiology
T cell responses in the brain during experimental cerebral malaria infection Project Leader Associate Professor Scott Mueller Microbiology and Immunology
T cells in peripheral immunity Project Leader Professor Francis (Frank) Carbone Microbiology and Immunology
Tackling drug resistance Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Testing a novel strategy to target chronic lymphocytic leukemia Professor Fabienne Mackay Microbiology and Immunology
The Cardiovascular Pharmacology of Snake Venoms From Papua New Guinea and Australia Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The importance of IgA in the protection and control of infectious diseases Dr Amy Chung Microbiology and Immunology
The innate immune system in the respiratory tract Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
The mechanisms of viral escape in murine and human influenza infection Project Leader Associate Professor Katherine Kedzierska Microbiology and Immunology
The role of CD4+ T cells in viral infections Project Leader Professor Andrew Brooks Microbiology and Immunology
The role of co-pathologies in the clinical presentation of prion disease Associate Professor Vicki Lawson Microbiology and Immunology
The Role of CXCR7 in Tissue Fibrosis Senior Research Officer & Lab Manager Catherine Kennedy, PhD Microbiology and Immunology
The role of glucose metabolism in the regulation of immunity Professor Jose Villadangos Microbiology and Immunology
The role of innate immune cells in protection and pathology during influenza virus infection Project Leader Associate Professor Patrick Reading Microbiology and Immunology
The role of protein modifications on muscle development Research Project Leader Dr Benjamin Parker
Physiology
The role of resident memory T cells in barrier immunity and autoimmune disease Project Leader Dr Laura Mackay Microbiology and Immunology
The role of the prion protein in brain cancer Associate Professor Vicki Lawson Microbiology and Immunology
The roles of metal ions in host-pathogen interaction Research Project Leader Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt
Microbiology and Immunology
The space of evolutionary trees in infectious disease epidemiology Dr Sebastian Duchene Microbiology and Immunology
The Treatment of Papuan Taipan Envenoming in Papua New Guinea Project Leader Dr David Williams Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Tilley laboratory: Measuring and modelling malaria parasites to develop new antimalarials Head of Laboratory, ARC Australian Laureate Fellow Professor Leann Tilley
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tissue-resident memory T cells Project Leader Associate Professor Scott Mueller Microbiology and Immunology
Tracking phenotypically and functionally distinct T cell subsets via T cell repertoire diversity Project Leader Associate Professor Katherine Kedzierska Microbiology and Immunology
Uncovering the interplay between innate immunity and the blood brain barrier in disorders of the CNS Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Neuroscience
Understanding how Anthrax toxins function Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding how metal ions traverse bacterial cell membranes Research Project Leader Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt
Microbiology and Immunology
Understanding immune dysfunction in acute myeloid leukemia Dr Justine Mintern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding the biological chemistry of pneumococcal disease Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt Microbiology and Immunology
Understanding the immune microenvironment in brain tumours Dr Theo Mantamadiotis Microbiology and Immunology
Understanding the importance of variation in the capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Microbiology and Immunology
Understanding the interaction between microbiota and T cell immunity Project Leader Associate Professor Sammy Bedoui Microbiology and Immunology
Understanding the mechanisms that impair anti-tumour adoptive cell therapy Professor Jose Villadangos Microbiology and Immunology
Understanding the Molecular Consequences of Mutations Dr David Ascher David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding the regulation of tissue-resident memory T cell development Project Leader Dr Laura Mackay Microbiology and Immunology
Understanding the role of MAIT cells in immune-mediated pathology Dr Sidonia Eckle Microbiology and Immunology
Understanding the role of MAIT cells in protection from microbial infections Dr Sidonia Eckle Microbiology and Immunology
Understanding ‘universal’ influenza-specific CD8+ T cell responses Project Leader Associate Professor Katherine Kedzierska Microbiology and Immunology
Unravelling the drivers of scarlet fever pandemics Dr Mark Davies Microbiology and Immunology
Using biochemical approaches to investigating the trafficking and mechanism of action of the antiviral molecule, IFITM3 Project Leader Dr Linda Wakim Microbiology and Immunology
Using genomics to investigate the transmission of skin pathogens and antimicrobial resistance in a ‘One Health’ setting Dr Mark Davies Microbiology and Immunology
Using the immune system to kill tumours Dr Justine Mintern Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Using transcriptional analyses to understand recognition of tumours by natural killer cells Professor Andrew Brooks Microbiology and Immunology
Vaccination against liver-stage Plasmodium for malaria prevention Project Leader Professor William (Bill) Heath Microbiology and Immunology
Validating human transgenic mouse models for lupus therapeutics development Professor Fabienne Mackay Microbiology and Immunology
van Driel laboratory: Immune responses to pathogens Head of Laboratory Professor Ian van Driel
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Vertical transmission of Ross River virus in mosquito vectors Dr Julio Rodriguez-Andres Microbiology and Immunology
Villadangos laboratory: Antigen presenting cells & molecules that initiate T cell immunity against pathogens and cancer Head of Laboratory Professor Jose Villadangos
Microbiology and Immunology
Viral interactions with the innate immune system Project Leader Associate Professor Patrick Reading Microbiology and Immunology
Visualization and formation West Nile Virus replication complexes Project Leader Professor Jason Mackenzie Microbiology and Immunology
Wakim laboratory: Antiviral molecules, mucosal immunology, influenza virus, tissue resident memory T cells Head of Laboratory Dr Linda Wakim
Microbiology and Immunology
Wells laboratory: Stem cell systems Head of Laboratory Professor Christine Wells
Anatomy and Neuroscience
West Nile Virus replication and cellular stress responses Project Leader Professor Jason Mackenzie Microbiology and Immunology
What do antibodies need to do to protect a woman against pregnancy-malaria? Dr Elizabeth Aitken Microbiology and Immunology
Whole body analysis of human tissue-resident memory T cells Dr Claire Gordon Microbiology and Immunology
Why is the flavivirus RdRp in the nucleus? Professor Jason Mackenzie Microbiology and Immunology
Wilkinson-Berka laboratory: Retinal vascular biology and inflammation Head of Laboratory Professor Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Williamson laboratory: Public health, AMR, epidemiology and microbiology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Deborah Williamson
Microbiology and Immunology
“Clock-off time” for inflammation and remodelling in chronic inflammatory diseases: casein kinase inhibitors Professor Alastair Stewart Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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