Programming gamma delta T cells for HIV immunotherapy

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Honours
Department
Microbiology and Immunology
Location
Doherty Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Professor Stephen Kent skent@unimelb.edu.au (03) 8344 9939 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Jennifer Juno jennifer.juno@unimelb.edu.au (03) 9035 4179 Personal web page

Summary This project will focus on identifying methods to expand gamma delta T cell populations that can kill HIV-infected T cells in vitro.

Project Details

Gamma delta T cells are an unconventional T cell subset with cytotoxic activity. These cells are currently being tested in human clinical trials for their ability to kill cancer cells, but less is known about their utility in treating infectious diseases. Preliminary studies from our lab have identified gamma delta T cell subsets with different cytotoxic potential. This project will focus on identifying methods to expand gamma delta T cell populations that can kill HIV-infected T cells in vitro.



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity



Research Opportunities

Masters by Research, Honours
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

Kent laboratory: HIV vaccines; immune responses to HIV-1; immunotherapy

Research Node

Doherty Institute

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