You are here

Research Projects

We have established a large cohort of patients with predominantly antibody deficiency (PAD), the most prevalent symptomatic form of primary...

Immunology and Human Pathology are dynamic disciplines, with many inter-disciplinary alignments --in content, techniques and toolboxes. Face-to-face...
Supervisor: Dr Jessica Borger

It has become increasingly clear that immune cells can change their metabolic state in response to activation in order to meet their energy...

IgE antibodies are a predominant cause of allergic and asthmatic immune responses. We are interested in understanding how long the cells that produce...
Supervisor: Dr Marcus Robinson

Enduring antibody-mediated immunity is critical for vaccines to provide protection from infectious disease. Despite the success of vaccines to date,...
Supervisor: Dr Danika Hill

Recent studies show that immune cells can produce vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) and participate in inflammatory angiogenesis and...

Kidney stones are a common urinary tract problem that disproportionally affects men. Stones can cause obstructions in the urinary system and are a...
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Starkey

Allergies are an increasingly common group of chronic diseases that affect >20% of Australians. The clinical picture varies depending on...

Project Description: Respiratory diseases present a health challenge that spans the globe and accounts for one-tenth of all disability adjusted...

The enteric nervous system (ENS) is an autonomic nervous system present within the intestine and functioning independently of the brain. It is...

The COVID19 pandemic has re-emphasised the need for a good understanding of immune memory and its longevity. Our technology to detect antigen-...

Activated T cells express cytokines with a determined probability. Whether one or two alleles of a cytokine gene are expressed is a function of...
Supervisor: Dr Marcus Robinson

Urinary tract infections are a common cause of bacterial infection, especially in females. These infections are often chronic and can cause long-term...
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Starkey

Background: Tissue remodelling, characterised by the deposition of collagen, follows inflammation and is a fundamental step in wound repair. However...

The academic research program within this laboratory is focused on gaining an improved understanding of how helminth parasites and commensal bacteria...

The earliest humoral immune cells that develop in mammals are B1 cells, responding to and producing antibodies against commensal organisms and self...
Supervisor: Dr Marcus Robinson

Rationale: Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most frequent type among non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, representing about 40% of all diagnoses....
Supervisor: Dr Zhoujie Ding

The bladder is a unique and often forgotten mucosal organ. When the bladder is exposed to pathogens, one of its primary responses is to shed...
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Starkey

The neonatal lung is constantly exposed to countless environmental challenges, including respiratory pathogens. The lung has evolved a local immune...
Supervisor: Dr Malcolm Starkey

Vascular endothelial growth factor D (VEGF-D) is a protein produced in the body to aid in the growth of lymphatic vessels (similar to blood vessels,...
Supervisor: Dr Bridgette Semple