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Molecular Immunology

Welcome to the Vivian Lab

Our work is principally focused on events central to infection and immunity. By combining atomic-resolution imaging with cellular function, we aim to describe immune receptors and their ligands. We investigate molecules of central interest to autoimmunity, viral diseases and malignancies, and also investigate immune reactions to specific drugs.

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.

Dr Julian Vivian

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

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Our research

Focusing on events central to infection and immunity, we specifically look at deducing the structural arrangement of Killer-Cell Immunoglobulin-like Receptors (KIR) and their ligands and detail the molecular mode of interaction generating their complexes. This has important implications in disease and transplant outcomes. We also investigate immune reactions to specific drugs. This work is intended to lead to the better design and screening of new therapeutics.

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