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Research Projects

Project: Neural regulation of anti-cancer immunity

Mueller Group

Cancer is a highly stressful experience and this stress may impair immune responses that could fight disease. How stress responses by the sympathetic nervous system can alter immunity to tumours is not known. This project will investigate how neural signals impact immune responses in the tumour microenvironment, in order to design new therapies to treat cancer. Techniques used in this work include advanced spectral microscopy and in vivo 3-photon imaging, spectral flow cytometry and single cell RNA sequencing, custom imagage analysis tools.

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Project Supervisor

Professor Scott Mueller

Project Co-supervisor

Dr Sapna Devi

Project availability
Master of Biomedical Science

Mueller Group

5 vacancies

Viral Infectious Diseases
Cross Cutting Disciplines
Discovery Research

Research in the Mueller group is focused on examining immune responses and nervous system interactions during acute and chronic viral infections and in cancer. We are seeking a fundamental understanding of biology and new treatments for disease. We are using state-of-the-art methods, including advanced microscopy, spectral flow cytometry, single cell sequencing and bioinformatics.

Mueller Group Current Projects