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Interactions between porcine ligands and the human lymphocyte activating receptor NKG2D

Role of NKG2D in the human cellular immune response against porcine xenotransplants. more...

Supervisor(s): Sharland, Alexandra (Dr)

The role of regulatory T Lymphocytes in aberrant human immune responses

The focus is to phenotypically and functionally characterise T regulatory cells in aberrant immune responses  e.g. autoimmune and allergic diseases. more...

Supervisor(s): Nanan, Ralph (Professor)

Novel therapies for treating progressive chronic kidney disease

The use of DNA vaccination and regulatory cells to treat progressive kidney disease. more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, David (Professor)

Regulating prosclerosing growth factors by incretin therapy in diabetic cardiomyopathy

Growth factors induced by diabetes contribute to tissue fibrosis and dysfunction, in conditions such as diabetic cardiomyopathy, and there is preliminary evidence that the incretins more...

Supervisor(s): Twigg, Stephen (Professor)

Inhertied and acquired platelet function defects

Bleeding defects in Australian patients and families will be characterised using genomic and proteomic analysis more...

Supervisor(s): Ward, Chris (Professor)

Biology of Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV and related proteins

Research projects centre on mouse models of liver disease and obesity and on the delineation of inhibitors, substrates, biochemistry and in vivo expression and function of the Dipep more...

Supervisor(s): Gorrell, Mark (Associate Professor)

Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry for the Central Nervous System

Projects involve developing novel CNS drugs through applications of organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry and pharmacological screening. more...

Supervisor(s): Kassiou, Michael (Professor)

Clinical utility of MS molecular phenotypes of MS

My group at the Centre for Immunology aims to translate immunogenetic findings from discovery to clinical practice. We have used genome wide association studies to identify genetic more...

Supervisor(s): Booth, David (Associate Professor)

Dendritic cells and control of T cell immune responses

DCs are unique antigen-presenting cells that can initiate (prime) CD4 T cell responses, as well as controlling the progression and subsequent reduction of the immune response, devel more...

Supervisor(s): Fazekas, Barbara (Professor)

Regulatory T cells

Regulatory T cells (Tregs) control autoimmune, allergic and inflammatory responses, and are involved in organ transplantation and immune responses to cancer. more...

Supervisor(s): Fazekas, Barbara (Professor)