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Immuno-metabolism of macrophages in inflammatory diseases

In metabolic organs like the liver and fat, macrophage infiltration plays a pivotal role in driving low-grade chronic inflammation that results in many of the consequences of obesi more...

Supervisor(s): George, Jacob (Professor)

Nutrient regulation of the stem cell compartment

Australia is among the countries with the fastest growing rates of overweight and obesity, which by 2025 will affect >70% of the population. Chronic diseases linked to obesity in more...

Supervisor(s): George, Jacob (Professor)

Interplay between Innate and adaptive immunity in kidney ischemia reperfusion injury and allograft rejection

This study is to investigate the link between innate and adaptive immunity in kidney ischemia reperfusion injury and allograft rejection with a view to identifying new therapeutic t more...

Supervisor(s): Chadban, Steve (Professor), Wu, Huiling (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)

Understanding how Flaviviruses interact with the host immune system to cause disease

This laboratory is investigating the interaction of neurotropic Flaviviruses with the vertebrate host immune system to discover how it causes immune-mediated disease (immunopatholog more...

Supervisor(s): King, Nicholas (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)

Genetic Modulation of the host response to pulmonary tuberculosis

This project will investigate alternative therapies to treat tuberculosis utilising viral vectors to overexpress immunological genes of interest to try and increase immunity to tube more...

Supervisor(s): Saunders, Bernadette (Dr)

Influencing anti-inflammatory functions of monocytes by targeting the haemoglobin scavenger receptor CD163: possible role in the development of diabetes complications

This project addresses the problem of how causes of diabetes complications, specifically the effect of diabetes on the regulation of one of these anti-inflammatory cell surface prot more...

Supervisor(s): Min, Danqing (Dr), McLennan, Susan (Dr), Twigg, Stephen (Professor)

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)

Regulation of host resistance and immune response to human pathogens

The laboratory of Immunology and Host Defense focuses on the immune mechanisms that regulate host resistance to pathogens of global importance. It currently offers multiple projects more...

Supervisor(s): Feng, Carl (Dr)