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Dr Celine Gubser

Dr Celine Gubser

Dr Celine Gubser

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Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Immunology, Viral Infectious Diseases, Host Pathogens Interactions
Discovery Research, Translational and Clinical Research
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI) , The University of Melbourne, Department of Infectious Diseases
Lab Group(s):
Lewin Group

Dr Celine Gubser is a postdoctoral researcher in the Immunomodulation group within the laboratory of Professor Sharon Lewin. Her work focuses on novel immune modulating agents and their ability to boost HIV directed immune responses and eliminate latently infected cells. Celine accomplished her medical studies in 2011 and obtained her PhD at the University of Basel, Switzerland, in 2015 where she studied the suppressive mechanisms of regulatory T cells and T cell tolerance under Professor Ed Palmer. There after she did a 2-year assignment as registrar in internal medicine at the University hospital Basel.

  • Key Achievements
    • Celine was awarded a Novartis research fellowship in 2018 to undertake her postdoctoral studies in HIV cure research. Her PhD work helped understand the molecular mechanism underlaying the affinity threshold for negative selection.* She further studied how peripheral tolerance is maintained by regulatory T cells showing that the strength of TCR stimulation determined the efficacy of regulatory T cell mediated suppression.

      *Osswald, C (maiden name)

    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