DR Daniel Fernandez Ruiz

DR Daniel Fernandez Ruiz


  • Malaria immunity (Immunology, malaria, vaccines)



  • I received a Bachelor in Biology in 2001 and a Bachelor in Biochemistry in 2003, both at the University of Oviedo, Spain. I then moved to the University of Bonn, Germany, to do my PhD on co-infections of mice with filarial worms and malaria. I obtained my PhD degree in 2008. In November 2008, I joined Bill Heath’s lab at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Peter Doherty Institute), where I am currently based. My research investigates T cell biology in malaria, examining the requirements for T cell activation leading to the generation of anti-parasitic antibodies and cytotoxic responses. I have also pioneered the study of liver-resident memory T cells, their protective potential against liver stage malaria and their generation through novel vaccination strategies.   


Member of

  • Australian Society for Immunology. Member of the Australian Society for Immunology 2008 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PHD, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn 2008
  • BSC, Universidad de Oviedo 2003
  • BSC, Universidad de Oviedo 2001


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • In Bill Heath's lab we welcome highly motivated students wishing to undertake research projects on malaria immunology, T cell biology and malaria vaccines