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Dr

Daniel Fernandez Ruiz

Research Officer
Microbiology And Immunology
malaria
Immunology
vaccines
T cells
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
immunology
animals
mice
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Dr

Daniel Fernandez Ruiz

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
T cell-mediated immunity to malaria
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Dr

Daniel Fernandez Ruiz

 

I received a bachelor’s degree in biology and biochemistry from the University of Oviedo, Spain, and obtained my PhD at the University of Bonn, Germany, in 2008. I then took up a postdoctoral position on malaria immunology in Bill Heath’s lab, where I am currently based.

My research explores malaria immunity, particularly focusing on T cell activation, T cell memory and vaccination. My work led to the generation of T cell receptor-transgenic mouse lines specific for malaria parasites (termed PbT-I and PbT-II) that facilitate detailed analyses of T cell function in the context of infection and vaccination. My current focus is the study of liver-resident memory T cells in malaria, their potential for protection and their generation through novel vaccination strategies, as well as the identification of novel parasite antigens for T cell mediated vaccines.

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Credentials

Positions


Research Officer

Microbiology And Immunology

Member Of The Australian Society For Immunology

Australian Society for Immunology

Education


DOCTORATE IN SCIENCE

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn

BACHELOR IN BIOCHEMISTRY

Universidad de Oviedo

BACHELOR IN BIOLOGY

Universidad de Oviedo