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Ajantha Rhodes

Ajantha Rhodes

Ajantha Rhodes

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Laboratory Manager
The University of Melbourne
Lab Group(s):
Lewin Group

Ajantha Rhodes is the laboratory manager in Professor Sharon Lewin and Associate Professor Paul Cameron’s laboratory. She has supervised honour students and trained staff in tissue culture and PCR based techniques. Ajantha managers the virology core in the Clinical lab. The aim of the Clinical lab is to provide lab support and study management for clinical studies at the Doherty Institute with a strong focus on HIV cure. She is involved with the development of validation of assay that will be used to characterise and measure the HIV reservoir. As a laboratory manger she provides general support to ensure the laboratory is running smoothly and efficiently.

  • Research Groups
    • Lewin Group

      The main focus of the Lewin group is to understand why HIV infection persists on antiretroviral therapy, to develop new strategies to eliminate latency and to define the biological determinants of immune reconstitution and factors that drive liver disease in HIV-hepatitis B virus co-infection.

      Lab Team

      Lewin Group

      • Dr Jasminka Sterjovski
        Research Manager
      • Dr Jennifer Audsley
        Post-doctoral Research Fellow
      • Dr Jenny Anderson
        Post-doctoral Research Fellow
      • Dr Vanessa Evans
        Post-doctoral Research Fellow
      • Dr Jori Symons
        Post-doctoral Research Fellow
      • Dr Jennifer Zerbato
        Post-doctoral Research Fellow
      • Ajantha Rhodes
        Lab Manager
      • Surekha Tennakoon
        Research Officer
      • Ashanti Dantanarayana
        Research Assistant
      • Dr Kasha Singh
        PhD student
      • Dr Matthew Pitman
        PhD student
      • Youry Kim
        PhD student
      • Zuwena Richardson
        PhD student
      • Haoming Liu
        PhD Student
      • Rachel Pascoe
        PhD Student
      • Jared Stern
        PhD Student
      • Wei Zhao
        Research Fellow
      • Socheata Chea
        Clinical Research Support and Systems Administrator
      • Carolin Tumpach
        Research Support Officer

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