Prof Brendan Jenkins

Laboratory Head
Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases
Hudson Institute of Medical Research

brendan.jenkins@monash.edu

Research Activities

In vivo models assessing the mechanisms by which imbalanced STAT1 and STAT3 signalling from the IL-6 cytokine family common receptor gp130 contribute to inflammation, tumourigenesis, dysregulated lympho-hematopoiesis and bone metabolism

Techniques/Expertise

Gene targeting, mammalian cell culture techniques, immuno-detection techniques (eg immunohistochemistry, ELISA, Western blotting, flow cytometry), quantitative RT-PCR analyses

Collaborations

Simon Jones/Nicholas Topley (Cardiff, UK)
Andrew Robers (WEHI, Melbourne)
Matthias Ernst (Ludwig, Melbourne)
Robyn Starr (St Vincents Institute, Melbourne)
Matthew Gillespie and Jack Martin (St Vincents Institute, Melbourne)
Jane Armes (Mater Hospital, Brisbane)

Disease Models

Inflammation (peritonitis, endotoxic shock), gastric cancer, hematopoietic (spenomegaly, thrombocytosis) and lymphoid (lymphadenopathy) disorders , dysregulated bone metabolism.

Genetically Modified Organisms

gp130 knock-in mouse mutants crossed with STAT1/3, IL-6 and IL-11R KO mice

Other Lab Members

2 Research Assistants and 1 UROP student

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Department of Microbiology Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 2

    Influenza Specialist Group Annual Meeting

    Park Royal Hotel, Melbourne Airport MORE INFO
  • Feb 19

    Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference 2020

    150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232 MORE INFO
  • Feb 20

    19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

    Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre MORE INFO