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Associate Professor Scott Mueller

Associate Professor Scott Mueller

Associate Professor Scott Mueller

(03) 8344 9044 | [email protected]

Laboratory Head
Immunology, Malaria
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Lab Group(s):
Mueller Group

Dr Scott Mueller is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and laboratory head in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Scott is a world leader in basic immunology research, using advanced microscopy methods to visualise the cells of the immune system. Dr Mueller trained at Monash University and then the University of Melbourne where he completed a PhD, before heading to the USA where he completed postdoctoral training at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. He then spent time working at the National Institutes of Health before returning to Australia as an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow to set up his laboratory. 

  • Key Achievements
    • Scott is internationally recognised for his work on T cell responses to viral infections, and his work on the biology of lymphoid stromal cells during infection. He has led the development of a confocal and in vivo 2-photon imaging facility in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Scott is now recognised as a leader in the field of intravital imaging to study the immune system.

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    Research Groups
    • Mueller Group

      Research in Scott’s group is focused on examining immune responses to both acute and chronic viral infections. A particular emphasis on T cell responses and interactions with antigen presenting cells and lymphoid tissue stromal cells is currently driving the group, as well as an interest in neuro-immune interactions.

      Lab Team

      Mueller Group

      • Dr Yannick Alexandre
      • Post-Doc
      • Jyh Liang Hor
        PhD Student
      • Keit Loi
        PhD student
      • Senior Research Officer
      • Dr Claerwen Jones
        Senior Research Officer
      • Yu (Alex) Kato
        PhD student (co-supervised with Heath Lab)
      • Melanie Damtsis
        Research Assistant
      • Ming Li
        Research Assistant
      • Dana Piovesan

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