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It is now well-established that the cancer stroma, including cancer-associated fibroblasts, plays a major role in development and progression of this...
Supervisor: Professor Roger Daly

Given their natural adjuvant properties, and their unique attributes in promoting T cell priming and recruitment into solid tumors, dendritic cells (...
Supervisor: MICHAEL CHOPIN, PHD

Primates live in a striking variety of societies: mostly solitary orangutans, herds of hundreds of geladas, and nations with over a billion humans....
Supervisor: Dr Jason Massey

Chronic pain is a major global health burden, affecting nearly 20% of the Australian population. This debilitating condition results in...
Supervisor: Dr Wendy Imlach

It is now well appreciated that adipocytes are not simply fat storage cells, but can be subdivided into white, brown and ‘beige’ cells, with the...

We have discovered that the initiation of a TCR signal in Treg cells entails docking of the Treg TCR in the opposite orientation to that observed for...
Supervisor: Dr Hugh Reid

Natural killer (NK) cell activity is essential for initiating antitumor responses and may be linked to immunotherapy success. NK cells and other...

The PI3K-Akt-mTOR signalling network plays a pivotal role in the regulation of cell growth and proliferation, and is highly complex with multiple...
Supervisor: Dr Lan Nguyen

Sense of touch (somato-sensation) becomes available to embryos even before birth and is one of the oldest senses in the animal kingdom, yet little is...
Supervisor: Dr Mehdi Adibi

The Drimolen fossil site in South Africa has recently garnered international scientific attention and global news announcing the oldest fossil...
Supervisor: Dr Jason Massey

The mammalian oocyte is the largest cell in the body and undergoes two highly specialised asymmetric meiotic cell divisions. Coordination of...

The aim of this multidisciplinary project is to design techniques and build low-cost, efficient automated solutions for behavioural study in rodents...
Supervisor: Dr Mehdi Adibi

Neuroscience is becoming an exciting and multidisciplinary field, with a combination of biology, psychology, engineering, and large-data processing....
Supervisor: Dr Tatsuo Sato

Stem cell therapy holds immense potential as a treatment paradigm for a number of conditions. However, currently the therapeutic outcome is often...
Supervisor: Dr Mark Del Borgo

Cryo-electron tomography (CET) allows for the highest resolution cellular imaging possible at the moment. To get access to all areas of the cell we...
Supervisor: Dr Georg Ramm

The World Mosquito Program (WMP; based at Monash University) has pioneered a novel biocontrol tool, Wolbachia, that controls the transmission of...
Supervisor: Dr. Johanna Fraser

Gastric cancer kills ~1 million people worldwide each year and has an average 5-year survival rate of 19%. It is, therefore, a cancer of unmet need....
Supervisor: Dr Dustin Flanagan

Pasteurella multocida is a Gram-negative bacterial pathogen that causes a number of different diseases in cattle, pigs and poultry, resulting in...

The mRNA therapeutics have emerged as a high potent new class of drug, revolutionizing disease treatments, such as therapeutic vaccines, monoclonal...

Antibiotic-resistance is a major problem in hospitals and different community settings. Dendritic cells are sentinel cells of the innate immune...

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