Wakim laboratory: Antiviral molecules, mucosal immunology, influenza virus, tissue resident memory T cells
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The Wakim lab is working towards developing improved vaccines and treatment approaches for respiratory infections. Our research focuses on developing novel vaccination approaches that harness immune cells along the upper and lower airways to provide protection against respiratory infections.
Figure 1: Cross section through the nasal tissue
James Bedford, Research Assistant
XioaXioa Jia, Technical Assistant
Mitchell Zheng, PhD student
Chenghao Ge, Masters student
Professor Patrick Reading, World Health Organisation, University of Melbourne
Professor Katherine Kedzierska, Melbourne University
Associate Professor Glen Westall, Alfred Health, Monash University
Associate Professor Mireille Lahoud, Monash University
ARC Future Fellowship (Level 2) (2019-2022) – The role of Immuno-Exosomes in innate immunity
NHMRC Project Grant (2017-2019) – Lodging resident memory T cells along the respiratory tract as an approach to protect against influenza virus infection. CI-A Wakim
NHMRC Project grant (2018-2020) – Priming, Recruitment and Retention of influenza specific T cell in the upper airways. CI-A Wakim
This research project is available to PhD students, Master of Biomedical Science to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.
- Graduate Research Opportunites
- Investigating the mechanism of action of the antiviral molecule, IFITM3
- Memory T cell responses in the lung during virus infection
- Harnessing local immunity to block the development of secondary bacterial pneumonia
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For further information about this research, please contact Head of Laboratory Dr Linda Wakim
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