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Dr Jori Symons

Dr Jori Symons

Dr Jori Symons

- | jori.symons@unimelb.edu.au

Position:
Postdoctoral researcher
Theme(s):
Viral Infectious Diseases, HIV
Discipline(s):
Genomics
Unit(s):
Department of Infectious Diseases
Lab Group(s):
Lewin Group

Dr Jori Symons is a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Professor Sharon Lewin’s and Associate Professor Paul Cameron’s laboratory. Jori obtained his PhD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in the laboratory of Dr Monique Nijhuis and Dr Anne Wensing at the University Medical Centre Utrecht in 2014. In 2015, Jori joined the Lewin/Cameron laboratory to investigate HIV integration sites.

  • Key Achievements
    • Jori has been published in several peer reviewed international journals as a first and co-author. He has presented at multiple conferences and won two young investigator awards at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

    Research Groups
    • Lewin Group

      The focus of the Lewin group is to understand why HIV infection persists on antiretroviral therapy and to develop new strategies to eliminate latency. The lab also researches factors that drive liver disease in HIV-hepatitis B virus co-infection. The lab is also actively involved in COVID in relation to pathogenesis, the use of primary tissue models, and developing therapeutics using gene editing strategies.


      Lab Team

      Lewin Group

      • Senior Research Fellow
      • Senior Research Fellow
      • Dr Wei Zhao
        Research Fellow
      • Dr Chris Chiu
        Research Fellow
      • Dr Youry Kim
        Research Fellow
      • Dr Stan Kan
        Research Fellow
      • Dr Jill Lau
        Clinical Research Fellow
      • Clinical Research Liason Officer
      • Dr Judy Chang
        Research Systems Administrator
      • Dr Catherine Kennedy
        Research Coordinator
      • Research Coordinator
      • Ajantha Rhodes
        Lab Manager
      • Carolin Tumpach
        Research Support Officer
      • Rosalyn Cao
        Research Support Officer
      • Danielle Fong
        Research Support Officer
      • Abigail Tan
        Research Support Officer
      • Dr Kasha Singh
        PhD student/Clinician
      • Jared Stern
        PhD Candidate
      • Rachel Pascoe
        PhD Candidate
      • Paula Cevaal
        PhD Candidate
      • Haoming Liu
        PhD Candidate
      • Kiho Tanaka
        PhD Candidate
      • Rory Sepherd
        PhD Candidate
      • Lauren Wallace
        Honours Student
      • Bridget Fisher
        Honours Student
      • Associate Professor Edwina Wright
        Clinical Affiliate
      • Dr James McMahon
        Clinical Affiliate
      • Head, Clinical Virology and HIV Services, Austin Health
      • Associate Professor Thomas Rasmussen
        Clinical Affiliate

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