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Prof

Stephen Kent

Professorial Fellow
Microbiology And Immunology
vaccines
Strains
Immunity
differences in killing kinetics across HIV vaccines
Influenza
Antibodies
functions
protection. pneumonia
HIV
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Prof

Stephen Kent

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
How fast do anti-HIV T cells kill infected cells?
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Prof

Stephen Kent

 

Professor Kent trained as an infectious diseases physician, immunologist and vaccine scientist in Melbourne and the USA. As a physician-scientist he is national leader in developing and testing vaccines and is internationally recognised in this important field.

Vaccine concepts tested in recent years have shown sufficient promise to progress into human clinical trials. Further, his lab has developed exciting leads on analysing immune responses to HIV and Influenza that provide unique insights into the usefulness of various immune responses. This in turn helps guide better vaccine design. Dr Kent's group has over 300 scientific publications. Dr Kent remains active in infectious diseases clinical medicine at the Alfred Hospital and Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, caring for people with HIV/AIDS and assisting in the clinical development of new vaccine and treatment strategies. Dr Kent manages a vibrant laboratory of Post-doctoral fellows, research assistants and students. Stephen was recently honored to recieve the Peter Doherty Outstanding PhD Supervisor award from the University of Melbourne and a National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, reflecting the good fortune he's had to have a great crop of PhD students and dedicated staff come through the lab. Dr Kent was elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science in 2018. More information and recent news from the lab can be found at our website: http://biomedicalsciences.unimelb.edu.au/departments/microbiology-Immunology/bespoke-group/Kent-Laboratory-Blog

Projects

Displaying the 77 most recent projects by Stephen Kent.

77

Projects

Project Types


54

Research Grant


16

Research Contracts


7

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 334 most recent scholarly works by Stephen Kent.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

Australian Government Citation for University Teaching and Learning

2013

Peter Doherty award for best PhD supervisor, University of Melbourne

2011

Susman Prize for resaerch

Susman Prize, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2000

Research Excellence award

People Living with HIV/AIDS, Victoria

1997

Glaxo-Wellome (Now Fenner) award for advanced research in Infectious Diseases

Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

1996

Amgen research award

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

1992

Harkness fellowship

1991

Research Award, Victorian Division

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

1985

Harriet Power Scholarship Prize in final year medical school

Alfred Hospital

1993

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professorial Fellow

Microbiology And Immunology

Member

National Association of Research Fellows

Member

American Society of Microbiology

Member

International AIDS Society

Member

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

Member

Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

Member

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Education


Doctor of Medicine

Monash University

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

Monash University