Wakim laboratory: Antiviral molecules, mucosal immunology, influenza virus, tissue resident memory T cells

Research Overview

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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.

Image of a cross-section of nasal tissue

Figure 1: Cross section through the nasal tissue

Staff

James Bedford, Research Assistant

XioaXioa Jia, Technical Assistant

Mitchell Zheng, PhD student

Chenghao Ge, Masters student

Collaborators

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

Funding

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

Research Opportunities

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