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Gras Laboratory

Viral and Structural Immunology

Welcome to the Gras Lab

Our laboratory is focussed on two major viruses: influenza and HIV. We are trying to understand why some of us are at higher risk of developing severe infection due to these viruses, while others seem to have an immune system that allows them to control the infection.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Infection & Immunity Program, and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Associate Professor Stephanie Gras

My global research connections, partners and funding can be viewed on my Monash Research Profile.

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Our research

Viruses are part of day-to-day encounters that the immune system needs to deal with. What is not yet understood is how the immune system recognises and eliminates viral infection. Indeed, viruses are able to mutate in order to escape the immune system surveillance. If we are to develop better vaccines and drugs, or even vaccinate against viruses like HIV, it is essential to understand the mechanism of viral recognition and viral escape.

Lab members

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