School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Immunology is the study of the immune system.  

Research groups

Transplantation Immunology Unit

Transplantation Immunology

Researchers: Dr Lloyd D’OrsognaDr Dianne De SantisAssociate Professor Campbell Witt

This research focuses on understanding of immune mechanisms involved with transplant organ rejection and devising methods to predict and/or avoid organ rejection.


Translational Immunology Unit

HIV Immunology 

Researchers: Ms Laila Abudulai, Ms Lilian ChaDr Sonia FernandezWinthrop Professor Martyn French, Professor Patricia Price, Sara Tanaskovic

This research focuses on immune dysregulation in HIV patients with immune reconstitution after effective anti-retroviral therapy.

Immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Researchers:  Dr Sonia FernandezWinthrop Professor Martyn FrenchDr Dino Tan

This research focuses on defining immune responses that correlate with control of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.

Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders

Researchers: Winthrop Professor Martyn French

This research focuses on examining the role of various genes and their products in the function of T and B cells by studying patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders.


Pathogen Immunogenetics

Researchers: Ms Ace Choo LengDr Wei Lu, A/Prof Christopher PeacockDr Calila Santos

This research group's main focus is molecular biological methodologies and the complex interaction between parasite and bacterial pathogens with the host utilising next generation sequencing.