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Dr

Alexandra Corbett

Research Fellow
Microbiology And Immunology
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
immunology
humans
animals
mucosal-associated invariant t cells
mice
activation
receptor heterogeneity
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Dr

Alexandra Corbett

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Mucosal Associated Invariant T cells
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Dr

Alexandra Corbett

 

Dr Alexandra Corbett has a long-term interest in immunology and immune-microbe interactions. She completed her B.Sc (Hons) at the University of Melbourne in 1998, and her PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in 2004, followed by postdoctoral research positions at the University of Western Australia and the Bio21 Institute.

Her research has included the areas of MHC antigen presentation, viral immune evasion and vaccine targeting. Since joining the Doherty Institute in 2012, Alex's work has focused on Mucosal Associated Invariant T (MAIT) cells, an innate-like population of T cells restricted by the non-polymorphic non-classical MHC class I-like receptor (MR1). She has made major contributions to recent breakthroughs in the MAIT cell field including the identification of the vitamin-based molecules that activate MAIT cells, and development of MR1-tetramer reagents to specifically identify MAIT cells in humans and mice. Alex is currently an ARC Future Fellow and holds 2 NHMRC Project Grants aiming to understand the range of MR1-bound ligands that can activate or inhibit MAIT cells, and the role of MAIT cells in infection.

Projects

Displaying the 12 most recent projects by Alexandra Corbett.

12

Projects

Project Types


9

Research Grant


3

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 67 most recent scholarly works by Alexandra Corbett.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

AAI Young Investigator Award at the 10th CD1/MR1 Workshop

American Association of Immunologists

2010

Career Interruption Fellowship

The University of Melbourne

2007

Charlie Loke Busary (Travel Award)

Society for Natural Immunity

2005

WA & MG Saw Medical Research Fellowship

The University of Western Australia

2001

Competitive Studentship

CRC-Vaccine Technology

2000

APA - for PHD studies

Australian Government

1997

Honours Scholarship

The University of Melbourne

1997

Peter J Doos Award - Top student in Microbiology

The University of Melbourne

1997

Top student in Microbiology at The University of Melbourne - 3rd Year

Australian Society for Microbiology

1996

Top student in Microbiology at The University of Melbourne - 2nd Year

Australian Society for Microbiology

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Research Fellow

Microbiology And Immunology

Ordinary Member

Society for Mucosal Immunology

Member

Victorian Infection and Immunity Network

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

University of Melbourne