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Meet the experts – from students for students

Choosing the right place to study is a major decision that forms part of committing to a degree.

The Doherty Institute is home to students from all over the world, with different backgrounds, interests and motivations. We have asked our current students to give us a glimpse into their life, to tell us about their student experience and why they have made the Doherty Institute their choice to study. Click on respective profile listings to find out what they had to say.

Abdalla Ali

Lab:                            Lewin/Cameron
Supervisor(s):           Professor Sharon Lewin, Professor Damian
                                   Purcell, Dr Jori Symons, Professor Frank Caruso
                                   and Christina Cortez
Project:                      Nanoparticle delivery of molecular agents to
                                   tackle HIV latency

Aji Istadi

Lab:                            Jackson
Supervisor(s):           Professor David Jackson and Dr Brendon Chua
Project:                      Enhancing T cell immunity to infectious
                                   diseases and cancer

Meiyu Hu

Lab:                            Reading Group, Brooks Group
Supervisor(s):           Professor Patrick Reading, Dr Sarah Londrigan,
                                    Joel Ma, Professor Andrew Brooks
Project:                      Investigating the antiviral activity of guanylate-
                                    binding proteins (GBP) in influenza A virus

Michael Souter

Lab:                            Godfrey and McCluskey
Supervisor(s):           Dr Daniel Pellicci, Dr Sidonia Eckle,
                                    Professor James McCluskey,
                                    Professor Dale Godfrey
Project:                      To investigate the role of unconventional T cells
                                    in health and disease settings

Simone Nüssing

Lab:                            Kedzierska and Turner lab
Supervisor(s):           Professor Katherine Kedzierska,
                                   Stephen J. Turner, Dr Bridie Clemens,
                                   Brendan E. Russ
Project:                      The role of SATB1 in virus-specific CD8+ T cell
                                   mediated immunity