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Research Projects

Project: Innate-help for T cell priming

Beattie Group

We have discovered a unique function for innate and innate-like T cells in the early activation of dendritic cells in immune priming, through production of the cytokine Interleukin-4. We are now assessing how this effects dendritic cell function through a combination of techniques including in vivo imaging, RNA sequencing and CRISPR based gene knockdown. The broad spectrum effect of IL-4 will have implications across infectious disease, vaccination and possibly immunotherapy for diseases such as cancer. 

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Project Supervisor

Dr Lynette Beattie

Project Co-supervisor

Prof William Heath

Project availability
Master of Biomedical Science

Beattie Group

3 vacancies

Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Cross Cutting Disciplines
Discovery Research

Dr Beattie works closely with the Heath laboratory to investigate fundamental immunological questions around optimal priming for the generation of effective and long-lived immune responses to pathogens, including malaria. 

Beattie Group Current Projects