SoMS Honours

SoMS Honours

Potential Projects » Inflammation, Immunology & Infection

 

Academic Project Title

Dr Chantelle AhlenstielProf Anthony Kelleher

The Kirby Institute

Evaluating novel siRNA targets to induce transcription gene silencing in HIV-1 infected cells

Dr Chantelle Ahlenstiel & Prof Anthony Kelleher

The Kirby Institute

Live cell imaging of nuclear trafficking mechanism for siRNA:Ago1 RITS complex in HIV-1 infected cells

Dr Tanya Applegate

The Kirby Institute

Molecular phylogenetics and transmission of the Hepatitis C virus 

Dr Tanya Applegate

The Kirby Institute

Evaluation of simplified diagnostic strategies for hepatitis C virus infection

Prof Minoti Apte & Prof Jeremy Wilson

SWS Clinical School & Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

Pathogenesis and Novel Approaches to Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis

Prof Minoti Apte & Prof Jeremy Wilson

SWS Clinical School & Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

Molecular mechanisms of alcohol-induced pancreatic injury; role of smoking in progression of pancreatitis

Dr Maté BiroDr Sophie Pageon

Single Molecular Science, SoMS

Live imaging of immune cells in an in vitro tumour model system

A/Prof Till Boecking & A/Prof Stuart Turville

Single Molecule Science, SoMS & The Kirby Instiute

Understanding the molecular arms race between host cell and virus during HIV entry
 

Dr Katherine Bryant & Dr Sean O'Neill

Arthritis Research, SoMS

Autoantibodies in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

Prof Maria Craig & Dr Ki-Wook Kim

Virology Research Lab

Virus infections and type 1 diabetes: next generation sequencing and virome detection

Prof Maria Craig & Dr Ki-Wook Kim

Virology Research Lab

Enterovirus infection of human islets: virus evolution and persistence

Dr Elissa Deenick

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Understanding pathways that control autoimmunity and immunodeficiency

Dr Fatima El-AssaadProf Emad El-Omar

Microbiome Research Centre, St George and Sutherland Clinical School

The role of the microbiome in endometriosis

Dr Fatima El-AssaadProf Emad El-Omar

Microbiome Research Centre, St George and Sutherland Clinical School

Skin microbiome in atopic dermatitis

Dr Lan GongDr Xiao-Tao Jiang 

Microbiome Research Centre, St George and Sutherland Clinical School

Bioinformatic approaches to understanding liver disease    

Prof Bruce Hall, A/Prof Suzanne HodgkinsonDr Nirupama Verma

Immune Tolerance Laboratory, South Western Sydney Clinical School

Antigen specific T regulatory cells in transplant tolerance

Dr Cristan Herbert & Prof Paul Thomas

Pulmonary Inflammation Research Group, SoMS

Characterising pro-inflammatory responses in acute exacerbations of asthma and COPD

Dr Cristan Herbert & Prof Paul Thomas

Pulmonary Inflammation Research Group, SoMS

Identification of novel biomarkers in blood and exhaled breath of patients with respiratory diseases

Dr Daniel Hesselson

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Using the immune system to regenerate damaged organs

A/Prof Suzanne HodgkinsonProf Bruce Hall & Dr Nirupama Verma

Immune Tolerance Laboratory, South Western Sydney Clinical School

Antigen specific T regulatory cells in autoimmunity

A/Prof Suzanne HodgkinsonProf Bruce Hall & Dr Nirupama Verma

Immune Tolerance Laboratory, South Western Sydney Clinical School

Characterisation of human antigen-specific T regulatory cells

Prof Georgina Hold

Microbiome Research Centre, St George and Sutherland Clinical School

Understanding the role of the microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease

Prof Georgina Hold

Microbiome Research Centre, St George and Sutherland Clinical School

Defining the pathogenic potential of Escherichia coli (E. coli)

Prof Georgina Hold & Dr Xiao-Tao Jiang

Microbiome Research Centre, St George and Sutherland Clinical School

Defining the pathogenic potential of novel Campylobacters

Dr Xiao-Tao JiangDr Howard Yim

Microbiome Research Centre, St George and Sutherland Clinical School

The role of enteric virome in colon cancer

Prof Anthony Kelleher, Dr David van BockelDr C. Mee Ling Munier & Dr Yin Xu

The Kirby Institute

Immunovirology and pathogenesis of HIV

Prof Anthony KelleherDr C. Mee Ling Munier & Dr Yin Xu

The Kirby Institute

Do T follicular helper cells play different roles in health and HIV infection?

Prof Anthony KelleherDr C. Mee Ling Munier & Dr Yin Xu

The Kirby Institute

Evaluating the contribution of T follicular helper cells to recrudescence from the latent HIV reservoir

Prof Anthony KelleherDr David van Bockel & Dr C. Mee Ling Munier

The Kirby Institute

Characterisation of CD4 T cells that are specific to the Human Papillomavirus

Prof Anthony KelleherDr David van BockelDr C. Mee Ling Munier & & Dr Yin Xu

The Kirby Institute

Understanding the development of virus specific memory CD4 T cells

A/Prof Fabio Luciani, Dr Rowena Bull & Prof Andrew Lloyd

SoMS & Viral Immunology Systems Program, The Kirby Institute

Immuno-virology of hepatitis C virus infection

A/Prof Fabio Luciani

SoMS & Viral Immunology Systems Program, The Kirby Institute

Applications of single cell technologies to study immune responses against viral infections

Dr Cindy Ma

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Using human primary immunodeficiencies to investigate CD4+ T cell differentiation

Dr Cindy Ma

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Investigating the contribution of CD4+ T cells to the pathogenesis of disease in scleroderma

Dr Gila Moalem-Taylor

Neuropathic Pain Research, SoMS

Involvement of immune responses in chronic pain following nervous system injury

Dr Gila Moalem-Taylor & Dr Justin Lees

Neuropathic Pain Research, SoMS

Preclinical assessment of neuroprotective drugs for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Dr Gila Moalem-Taylor

Neuropathic Pain Research, SoMS

The role of regulatory T cells in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, an animal model of multiple sclerosis

A/Prof Nicodemus TedlaDr Cristan Herbert

Mechanisms of Disease & Translational Research, SoMS

Evaluating LILRA3 as a novel anti-inflammatory agent for treatment of acute lung injury in a mouse model

Dr Tri Phan & Dr Akira Nguyen

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

The role of subcapsular sinus (SCS) macrophages in LN melanoma metastases

Prof William Rawlinson

Virology Research Lab

Novel antiviral strategies to treat human cytomegalovirus infection

Prof William Rawlinson & Dr Vidiya Ramachandran

Virology Research Lab

Transmission risk of HBV from HBcAb positive donors through organ transplantation.

Dr Joanne Reed

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Using genomic technology to study the rogue cells that cause autoimmune disease and cancer

Dr Chaturaka Rodrigo and Dr Rowena Bull

SoMS & Viral Immunology Systems Program, The Kirby Institute

Use of third generation sequencing to resolve RNA virus quasi-species

Prof Mike Rogers & Dr Marcia Munoz

Garvan Institute

The role of the mevalonate-cholesterol pathway in childhood inflammatory disease

Prof Nicholas Shackel

SWS Clinical School and Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

Novel pathways of inflammation in liver injury (Honours & MSc)

Prof Nicholas Shackel

SWS Clinical School and Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research

Identification of novel genetic markers of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis: Development of new diagnostic and therapeutic agents (Honours & MSc)

Dr Sacha Stelzer-Braid & Prof William Rawlinson

Virology Research Lab

Using next generation sequencing to understand enterovirus infections causing neurological symptoms

A/Prof Shane Thomas

Redox Cell Signalling Lab, SoMS

Oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction during cardiovascular disease

A/Prof Shane Thomas

Redox Cell Signalling Lab, SoMS

Studies into the roles and regulation of a critical immune regulatory enzyme during inflammation and infection

A/Prof Stuart Turville & Dr Anupriya Aggarwal

The Kirby Institute

F-Actin’s role in HIV egress and spread

A/Prof Stuart Turville

The Kirby Institute

Resolving the importance of the HIV Nef-Dynamin 2 interaction in primary T cells

A/Prof Stuart Turville

The Kirby Institute

Increasing the efficiency of lentivirus based viral gene therapy

A/Prof Stuart Turville

The Kirby Institute

Using Ebola virus like particles to study the entry of Ebola into primary macrophages

A/Prof Stuart Turville

The Kirby Institute

Resolving the macrophage versus T cell reservoir in in vivo HIV infection

Dr Kylie Webster

Garvan Institute of Medical Research

The impact of obesity on IL-17-producing T cells in the skin

Dr John Zaunders & Dr Mee Ling Munier

The Kirby Institute

Cytotoxic CD4 T cells in health and disease

A/Prof Amany Zekry

St George and Sutherland Clinical School

Adipose tissue mediated inflammatory responses in obesity and infection

A/Prof Amany Zekry

St George and Sutherland Clinical School

Immune responses in obesity and hepatitis C virus infection (Honours & MSc)