Christine Keenan laboratory

Research Overview

Research in the Keenan laboratory aims to understand how epigenetic mechanisms cause or contribute to diseases of the immune system. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop new therapeutic strategies to restore healthy immunity.

We apply a wide-range of cutting-edge experimental approaches: -

  • Flow Cytometry including high-dimensional spectral flow cytometry
  • Next-Generation Sequencing (e.g. RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, CUT&Tag, Chromosome Conformation Capture)
  • CRISPR/Cas9
  • Immunological assays
  • Immunofluorescence microscopy



  • Dr Charlotte Slade, Royal Melbourne Hospital / WEHI
  • Dr Samantha Chan, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Hannah Coughlan, WEHI
  • Dr Miles Horton, WEHI
  • A/Prof Elizabeth Hinde, University of Melbourne

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Publications

View Dr Keenan's latest PubMed publications listing here

View Dr Keenan's latest Orcid publications listing here

Research Projects

For project inquiries, contact our research group head.

School Research Themes

Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Therapeutics & Translation

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Head of Laboratory Dr Christine Keenan

Department / Centre

Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Unit / Centre

Christine Keenan laboratory

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