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Dr

Louise Rowntree

Research Officer
Microbiology And Immunology
MHC/HLA
Viruses
T cells
Influenza
Science
Humans
Adaptive immunity
Research
TCR
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Dr

Louise Rowntree

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Immunology
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Dr

Louise Rowntree

 

I recently joined the Kedzierska laboratory at The University of Melbourne to work on developing a universal influenza vaccine, with a particular focus on the vaccine components relevant to Australian Indigenous populations, and to asses its efficacy in preclinical and clinical settings. This involves molecular and functional characterisation of CD8+ T cells against influenza A and B viruses.

I was introduced to immunology research during my Honours year in the Central Clinical School at Monash University. I then undertook my PhD under the supervision of Dr Nicole Mifsud and A/Prof Tom Kotsimbos at Monash University with a focus on CD8+ T cell cross-reactivity. I was interested in whether T cells developed against particular viruses could reactivate in certain situations of solid organ transplantation. I completed my PhD in 2016 and continued my research into T cell cross-reactivity in the Purcell laboratory where I focused on identifying antigens presented by allogenic HLA which are cross-recognised by virus-specific T cells.

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Research Officer

Microbiology And Immunology

Australasian Society For Immunology

Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology

Education

Education


PhD

Monash University

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