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Dr Jennifer Juno

Dr Jennifer Juno

Dr Jennifer Juno

(03) 9035 4179 | jennifer.juno@unimelb.edu.au

Position:
Group Leader | Post-doctoral Fellow
Theme(s):
Immunology, Host Pathogens Interactions , HIV, Influenza
Discipline(s):
Discovery Research, Clinical and health systems research
Unit(s):
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI) , The University of Melbourne
Lab Group(s):
Kent Group

Dr Jennifer Juno obtained her PhD in 2014 at the University of Manitoba in Canada, where she studied immune dysfunction during chronic HIV infection. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Public Health Agency of Canada, examining the impact of TB infection on unconventional T cell subsets. She joined the lab of Dr. Stephen Kent in 2016 to study unconventional T cell immunology in macaque models of HIV infection. She has also developed an interest in understanding Tfh cell responses during influenza infection and vaccination.

  • Key Achievements
    • Jennifer has been awarded a number of fellowships during her PhD and post-doctoral positions, including a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship in 2016. She has received both internal and external (NHMRC) funding to study unconventional T cell and Tfh responses in SIV and TB infection. She has published a number of peer-reviewed publications, including recent papers in JCI and JI.

    Publications
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    Research Groups
    • Kent Group

      Stephen’s group studies immunity to HIV, influenza and SARS-CoV-2. They are analysing a variety of vaccine strategies, including nanoparticle-based vaccines. They are studying a series of immune responses to gain better insights into protective immunity to important viral pathogens. They are developing monoclonal antibody therapies for HIV, influenza and SARS-CoV-2 to improve the treatment of these infections. The Kent group works very closely with Dr Amy Chung’s laboratory at the Doherty Institute.


      Lab Team

      Kent Group

      • Dr Adam Wheatley
        Group Leader | Postdoctoral Fellow
      • Group Leader | Post-doctoral Fellow
      • Emily Pilkington
        Postdoctoral Fellow
      • Hyon-Xhi Tan
        Postdoctoral Fellow
      • Jacob Coffey
        Postdoctoral Fellow
      • Research Fellow
      • Wen Shi Lee
        Postdoctoral Fellow
      • Andrew Kelly
        Research Assistant
      • Grace Gare
        Research Assistant
      • Julie Nguyen
        Research Assistant
      • Robyn Esterbauer
        Research Assistant
      • Thakshila Amarasena
        Research Support Officer
      • Jane Batten
        Project Manager
      • Janavi Rambhatla
        Senior Project Officer
      • Devaki Pilapitiya
        PhD Student
      • Ebene Haycroft
        Masters Student (co-supervisor with Amy Chung)
      • Isaac Barber-Axthelm
        PhD Student
      • Kirsty Field
        PhD Student
      • Mai Ngoc Vu
        PhD Student
      • Samantha Davis
        PhD Student (co-supervisor with Amy Chung)
      • Thu Do
        PhD Student
      • Lauren Burmas
        Honours Student
      • Meghan Conlan
        Honours Student
      • Professor David O'Connor
        Honorary
      • Dr David (Yi) Ju
        Honorary
      • Dr Hillary Vanderven
        Honorary
      • A/Prof Matt Parsons
        Honorary
      • Dr Nghia Truong
        Honorary