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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)

Vascular dysfunction in mycobacterial pathogenesis

This project will investigate the importance of vascular remodelling and leakage in fuelling tuberculosis infection more...

Supervisor(s): Oehlers, Stefan (Dr), Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Imaging atherogenesis in a zebrafish model

This project will characterise immune cell dynamics during atherogenesis by live imaging, and investigate the importance of vascular remodelling and leakage in fuelling atheroma pat more...

Supervisor(s): Oehlers, Stefan (Dr), Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Interaction of viral and tuberculosis infections in the lung

This project will examine how two of the most important respiratory pathogens of humans, Influenza and Tuberculosis, interact and stimulate protective immune responses in the lungs. more...

Supervisor(s): Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Cell cycle control of DNA repair in lymphoid cells

PhD opportunity in an NHMRC-funded group to determine how cell cycle determines the fidelity of DNA repair in activated B cells in vivo. more...

Supervisor(s): Jolly, Chris (Dr)

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)

Novel delivery systems for the development of tuberculosis vaccines

This project aims to develop new generation vaccines to combat tuberculosis. more...

Supervisor(s): Triccas, Jamie (Dr), Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

What determines memory T cell responses following immunisation for tuberculosis?

This will provide excellent training in cellular immunisation and vaccine development against a major human pathogen more...

Supervisor(s): Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Evolution of human post-menopausal longevity: Grandmother Hypothesis

An outstanding question in human evolution is why humans developed such long lifespans, greatly exceeding the end of female fertility.  As far as we know, only pilot whales and more...

Supervisor(s): Kim, Peter (Associate Professor)

Targeting Regulatory T Cells for the Treatment of Autoimmune Renal Disease

This project will investigate the role of regulatory T cells for the treatment of autoimmunity kidney disease.    more...

Supervisor(s): Alexander, Stephen (Professor), Wang, Yuan Min (Dr)