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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)

Studies of Initial innate immune responses to Herpes Simplex Virus in human skin guide vaccine development.

To join an experienced team of researchers in the Westmead Millennium Institute to study the human immunology of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) to facilitate vaccine development. Such a more...

Supervisor(s): Cunningham, Tony (Professor), Kim, Min (Dr)

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)

MS-risk genes and EBV or other virus infection

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)

EFFECTS OF TYPE I INTERFERONS IN CHRONIC VIRAL INFECTIONS

When type I interferon signalling is impaired, infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus results in chronic infection and dysfunctional CD8+ T cell function. Investigate how more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

To develop human CD4 and CD8 lymphocyte stimulating Herpes simplex viral lipopeptides as vaccine candidates

To join an experienced team of researchers in the Westmead Millennium Institute to study the human immunology of Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) to facilitate vaccine development. Such a more...

Supervisor(s): Cunningham, Tony (Professor), Kim, Min (Dr)

How do herpes simplex viruses interact with dendritic cells in human skin: clues for vaccine development

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) can cause cold sores, genital herpes, keratitis, encephalitis and neonatal herpes. 70-80% of human population is infected with HSV-1 and 22% with HSV-2. O more...

Supervisor(s): Cunningham, Tony (Professor), Kim, Min (Dr)

VZV interactions with human ganglionic cells

Varicella zoster virus interactions with human ganglionic cells more...

Supervisor(s): Abendroth, Allison (Associate Professor)