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Project: New ways to see inside the spleen - 3-photon, live imaging of T cell activation

Beattie Group

Immune priming in the T cell zone of the spleen is a crucial step in the development of a strong immune response. Live imaging of the T cell zone of the spleen has been scarce due to the limitation of 2-photon microscopy to reach that compartment. As such, we do not know how T cells behave during initiation of immune responses. We propose to use our newly established 3-photon microscope (the first of its kind and the only one in Australia) to undercover T cell interactions with other immune and structural cell types during infection. 

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Project Supervisor

Dr Lynette Beattie

Project Co-supervisor

Dr Yannick Alexander

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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. 

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