Location, location, location – lodging virus specific T cells in the lung as an approach to protecting against influenza virus infection

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research
Department
Microbiology and Immunology
Location
Doherty Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Linda Wakim linda.wakim@unimelb.edu.au (03) 9035 4141 Personal web page

Summary This research project will characterise the influenza virus fighting T cells in the lung and nasal tissue, identify factors important in their differentiation and longevity, and optimise approaches to lodge these highly protective T cells along the respiratory tract, with the intent to improve influenza vaccine design and efficacy.

Project Details

This research project will characterise the influenza virus fighting T cells in the lung and nasal tissue, identify factors important in their differentiation and longevity, and optimise approaches to lodge these highly protective T cells along the respiratory tract, with the intent to improve influenza vaccine design and efficacy.



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Microbiology and Immunology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Wakim laboratory: Antiviral molecules, mucosal immunology, influenza virus, tissue resident memory T cells

Research Node

Doherty Institute

MDHS Research library
Explore by researcher, school, project or topic.