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Dr Robert De Rose

Dr Robert De Rose

Dr Robert De Rose

(03) 9035 4179 | r.derose@unimelb.edu.au

Position:
Senior Research Officer
Theme(s):
HIV, Immunology
Unit(s):
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Lab Group(s):
Kent Group

Dr Robert De Rose is an immunologist with expertise in vaccine development. His current focus is on the development and evaluation of HIV vaccines. Robert is also working with materials scientists to develop nanoparticles for delivering drugs to silence HIV replication. His skillset encompasses immunology, molecular biology, cellular biology, virology, flow cytometry and microbiology.  

  • Key Achievements
    • Robert obtained his PhD in 2003. He joined the laboratory of Professor Stephen Kent where he is a Senior Research Officer. Robert’s work in pre-clinical vaccine development led to evaluation of three prototype HIV-1 vaccines in clinical trials in Australia and Thailand. He is a recipient of an Early Career Fellowship and a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship. He has published over 65 articles in refereed journals and two book chapters. Robert is the Chair of the Flow Cytometry Steering Committee for the University of Melbourne and for the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. 

    Publications
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    Research Groups
    • Kent Group

      Stephen’s group studies immunity to HIV and influenza. They are analysing a variety of vaccine strategies, including nanoparticle-based vaccines. They are studying a series of immune responses to gain better insights into protective immunity to important viral pathogens.


      Lab Team

      Kent Group

      • Dr Robert De Rose
        Senior Research Officer
      • Dr Marit Kramski
        Research Officer
      • Dr Wendy Winnall
        Research Officer
      • Dr Matt Parsons
        Research Officer
      • Dr Amy Chung
        Research Officer
      • Dr Adam Wheatley
        Research Officer
      • Sheilajen (Vinca) Alcantara
        Technical Assistant
      • Megan Schepers
      • Thakshila Amarasena
        Technical Assistant
      • Jane Batten
      • Shayarana Gooneratne
        Research Assistant
      • Joshua Glass
        PhD Student
      • Wen Shi Lee
        PhD Student
      • Vijaya Madhavi
        PhD Student
      • Fernanda Ana-Sosa Batiz
        PhD Student
      • Hyon-Xhi Tan
        PhD Student
      • Kevin John Selva
        PhD Student
      • Hillary Vanderven
        PhD Student
      • Matthew Worley
        PhD Student
      • Anne Kristensen
        MSc Student
      • William Lay
        3rd Undergraduate Student
      • Jennifer Juno
        Researcher
      • Kuangyu Fei
        Masters student
      • Hannah Kelly
        Research Assistant

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