Dr Gabrielle Belz
VIIN Executive Committee Member
Laboratory Head, Viertel Fellow
Molecular Immunology Division
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Research ActivitiesTranscriptional/molecular regulation of peripheral lymphocyte differentiation - particularly antigen-specific effector and memory T cell generation and maintenance.
Induction of protective immunity in acute and persistent infections.
Differentiation, activation and maintenance of dendritic cells in pathogen infections.
Techniques/ExpertiseIn vivo models of infection - isolation, phenotyping and functional analysis of T cells and dendritic cells; molecular analysis (including bioinformatics, microarrays, various sequencing approaches) of immune cells, retroviral transduction, transgenic/knockin - conditional and reporter mice.
Dr Marc Pellegrini
Prof Magdalena Plebanski
Disease ModelsInfluenza virus, Herpes simplex I virus, Murine γ-herpesvirus
Genetically Modified Organisms
Genetically Modified Pathogens:
Animal models of pathogen infections including Influenza virus, Herpes simplex I virus, Murine γ-herpesvirus
Genetically Modified Animals:
Transgenic mice/knockin - conditional and reporter mice
Other Lab MembersFrederic Masson