Scientist in lab holding sample tubes
Members of the Immunology division are dedicated to finding out how the immune system works and how it might be manipulated to achieve new disease treatments. 

A healthy immune system can be enhanced by vaccines for protection against deadly infectious diseases or trained to fight many different types of cancer. Problems with the immune system are linked to serious health conditions including autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergies. 

The Institute has contributed many major advances to the science of immunology. We remain committed to understanding how our immune systems work and how dysfunction can lead to disease.

Health impact

Cancers: brain cancerleukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, melanoma, myeloproliferative disorders, rare cancers

Immune health and infection: allergy, asthmacoeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, influenzalupus, primary immune deficiencies, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, transplantation, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetesvaccines

Development and ageing: epigenetics, multiple sclerosis, regenerative medicine

Division news

Division head

Professor Daniel Gray

Professor Phil Hodgkin

Lab heads

Associate Professor Rhys Allan

Dr Vanessa Bryant

Associate Professor Joanna Groom

Associate Professor Misty Jenkins

Associate Professor Shalin Naik 

Dr Charlotte Slade

Professor Stephen Nutt

Associate Professor Jason Tye-Din


Professor Andrew Lew (Honorary)

Division coordinator

Dr Jacqueline Ho

Kim McIntosh