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Current projects | Teaching activities

Whether you want to research, invest, donate or partner with us to accelerate our life-changing discoveries, we'd be delighted to hear from you. We have opportunities for PhD students, post docs and senior researchers to join our lab. Feel free to contact Professor Degli-Esposti with any queries.

Knowledge improves lives. If you want to contribute to new discoveries that will change lives, and wish to work with us, partner with us, or donate to support our research, please contact our laboratory.

Clinical partners

We work in close partnership with a number of clinical colleagues to ensure that our discovery research is driven by clinical insights that will make our findings readily translatable to improving health outcomes.

In a long-term and ongoing collaboration with Professor Geoff Hill, a physician-scientist and practicing transplant specialist, we developed pre-clinical animal models of CMV reactivation after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). We used these models to identify an unrecognised role for strain-specific antibodies in preventing CMV reactivation after BMT (Science 2019). We are currently collaborating with Professor Hill and Professor Michael Boeckh at The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle to develop this therapeutic approach for use in humans.

In another collaboration, we assessed the immunological safety of ocular gene-therapy in pre-clinical models and in a first-in-man phase I clinical trial (Lancet 2015).

Donate to our lab

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support provided by:

  • Stan Perron Charitable Trust
  • Hardie Foundation

Your support his helping us generate new knowledge and gain insights that will change the management of disease and improve health outcomes worldwide.

Immunity is of central importance to all organisms, as their very survival is dependent upon the ability to fight infection
and disease. Professor Mariapia Degli-Esposti and Associate Professor Kim Jacobson are understanding how our immune
system identifies foreign invaders such as viruses and are paving the way in the development
of breakthrough treatments.

Selected funding groups

We gratefully acknowledge the funding given to our lab by the NHMRC and the Australian Research Council.

Teaching activities

We are now accepting applications from Honours and PhD students.