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Professor Jose Villadangos

Professor Jose Villadangos

Professor Jose Villadangos

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Laboratory Head
Malaria, Immunology, Bacterial and Parasitic Infections, Influenza
Discovery Research
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Lab Group(s):
Villadangos Group

Professor Jose Villadangos has a dual appointment in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne and the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the Bio21 Institute. He is a lead for the Immunology theme at the Doherty Institute. Jose obtained his PhD from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in 1994. Subsequently, he trained with Professor Hidde Ploegh at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA and Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA), and with Professor Ken Shortman at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI). He started his own laboratory at WEHI in 2001 and moved to the University of Melbourne in 2011.

  • Key Achievements
    • Jose has authored over 160 original articles, reviews and book chapters that have been cited ~20,000 times. He has received funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, the Australian Research Council, the National Institutes of Health (USA), the Human Frontiers Science Program, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Cancer Research Institute and the Anti-Cancer Council, among others. Jose is the past Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Immunology and inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Current Research in Immunology. He was the President of the International Congress of Immunology 2016 held in Melbourne and is an Honorary Life Member and recipient of the Derek Rowley Medal of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology.

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    Research Groups
    • Villadangos Group

      Jose’s group combines immunology, biochemistry and cell biology to study how the adaptive immune system detects pathogens and cancer, a process called Antigen Presentation. Their research is applicable to vaccine development, treatment of critically ill patients and the fight against cancer.

      Lab Team

      Villadangos Group

      • Alan Ching
      • Lauren Cox
      • Jesse Crowe
        Honours Student
      • Claire Dumont
      • Giuseppe Infusini
      • Haiyin Liu
      • Hamish McWilliam
        Research Officer
      • Justine Mintern
      • Zehua Tian
        PhD Student
      • Shirin Valikhani
      • Vivian Vuong
      • Matthew Zorkau
    Student Projects

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