Kallies laboratory: Molecular immunology

Research Overview

View Professor Kallies' latest PubMed publications listing here.

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The Kallies lab studies the molecular control of lymphocyte differentiation in response to antigen. The lab focuses on the roles of transcription factors and cytokines in differentiation, clonal expansion and cellular metabolism of lymphocytes. More recently, the Kallies lab has developed a particular focus on the transcriptional control and cellular metabolism of lymphocytes residing in non-lymphoid tissue, including tumours. The lab develops and applies genetic and molecular approaches, including novel reporter mouse strains, metabolic techniques, transcriptional profiling, chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and accessible chromatin (ATAC) sequencing.

Staff

Dr Jonas Blume, Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr Sarah Gabriel, Postdoctoral Researcher

Renee Gloury, Research Assistant

Dr Patrick Gubser, Postdoctoral Researcher

Teisha Mason, Research Support Officer

Santiago Valle Torres, PhD student

Carlson Tsui, Research Officer

Dr Daniel Utzschneider, Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Ajith Vasanthakumar, Research Officer

Collaborators

Professor Laura Mackay (University of Melbourne)

Professor Thomas Gebhardt (University of Melbourne)

Professor Sammy Bedoui (University of Melbourne)

Dr Wei Shi (The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)

Professor Stephen Nutt (The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)

Dr Nick Huntington (The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)

Professor Mark Febbraio (Monash University)

Professor Michaela Lucas (University of Western Australia)

Professor Tony Tiganis (Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne)

Professor Dietmar Zehn (Technical University Munich)

Professor Thomas Korn (Technical University Munich)

Dr Marc Beyer (University of Bonn)

Dr Isis Ludwig-Portugall (University of Bonn)

Funding

2018-2023 NHMRC Research Fellowship. Transcriptional and metabolic regulation of effector and memory lymphocyte differentiation. A Kallies.

2018-2021 NHMRC Project Grant. Molecular pathways that control differentiation and function of tissue-resident memory T cells. A Kallies and L Mackay.

2018-2021 NHMRC A*Star Joint Call for Research. Protective mechanisms of map kinase phosphatase 5 in adipose tissue fibrosis, hepatic steatosis and atherosclerosis. A Kallies and Y Zhang.

Research Opportunities

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