People

Laboratory head

Associate Professor John Hayball (School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, UniSA)

 

Associate head

Dr Kerrilyn Diener (NHMRC EC Fellow, Robinson Research Institute UA; Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UniSA)

 

Collaborative partners

Dr Paul Howley (CEO and CSO, Sementis Pty Ltd; Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UniSA)

Associate Professor Krasimir Vasilev (Mawson Institute, UniSA)

Professor Sarah Robertson (Director, Robinson research Institute, UA)

Professor Michael Brown (Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, RAH; The Centre for Cancer Biology, UniSA)

Dr William Smith (Allergy SA and Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, RAH; Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UniSA)

Associate Professor Michael Stark and Dr Nicki Hodyl (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, WCH; UA)

Professor Greg Woods and Dr Bruce Lyons (UTas)

Associate Professor Marianne Chapman (Intensive Care Unit, RAH; UA)

Dr Tim Kuchel (Director, Preclinical Imaging Research Laboratory, SAHMRI)

Dr Vidya Limaye (Rheumatology Unit, RAH; UA)

Dr Andy Flies (Morris Animal Foundation, Menzies Institute for Medical Research; UTas)

Antony Scammell (Director, Con Ca Pty. Ltd)

 

Dr Damian Hussey (Head, Upper GI Research Group; UF)

 

Scientific staff

Dr Tamara Cooper

Dr Liang Liu

Dr Pablo Garcia Valtanen

Dr Preethi Eldi

Dr Martin Sweetman

Dr Martha Yahimbu Mungkaje

 

Research support staff

Ms Jamie Zhang

 

Research students

Ms Natalie Stevens (PhD student, UniSA)

Ms Shamika Moore (PhD student, UniSA)

Ms Ruth Guzman (PhD student, UniSA)

Ms Jessica Day (PhD student, UniSA)

Ms Abigail Trinidad (PhD student, UniSA)  

Ms Melissa Tan (MSc student, UniSA)

Mr Rahul Visalakshan (Co-supervised PhD Candidate, UniSA)

Ms Sherin Vareeckal (Co-supervised PhD candidate, UniSA)

Ms Stefani Griesser (Co-supervised PhD candidate, UniSA) 

Ms Nerissa Lakhan (PhD student, UA)

Ms Anita Kral (MSc student, UA)

Dr Andy Flies(Morris Animal Foundation, Menzies Institute for Medical Research; UTas)

Antony Scammell (Director, Con Ca Pty. Ltd)

Dr Damian Hussey (Head, Upper GI Research Group; UF)

Experimental Therapeutics

Experimental Therapeutics

We undertake fundamental, translational and clinical research to explore novel immunotherapeutic approaches for cancer, allergy and other diseases including chronic and acute infections. We explore the impacts on the development of maternal immune system tolerance when challenged with viral infection during pregnancy. Using our broad range of expertise, we exploit the power and specificity of the immune system to develop cutting edge approaches to new diagnostics and therapeutic agents.

Our research

The Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory aims to improve chronic and acute health outcomes by exploring novel immunotherapeutic approaches to treat and prevent cancer, allergy and other diseases including chronic and acute infections and uncontrolled inflammation in sepsis.

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Our capabilities

The UniSA ETL laboratory is a certified PC2 facility and is located at City East campus. Our laboratory features more than $1 million worth of state-of-the-art equipment; including a BD FACSaria Fusion cell sorting machine (one of few to be installed in South Australia) which is routinely used to streamline workflow for developing next generation vaccines of the future.

We routinely utilize in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro models and a range of histological, virological, cellular and molecular techniques to explore the immune system, allowing us to target and design therapeutic and diagnostic agents for cancer, allergies and infection.

Areas of study and research

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