A/Prof Kim Jacobson

Laboratory Head
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Monash University

kim.jacobson@monash.edu

Research Activities

Progressive vaccine design and new therapeutics for B cell-derived cancers will rely on advances in our knowledge on the regulators that underpin B cell differentiation. Immune memory success relies on its adaptability: in response to different pathogens, variants of a single pathogen, and in balancing persistence with reactivation and terminal differentiation to plasma cells. This is likely achieved by producing a B cell memory population that is highly diverse.There are four different themes of our research into immunity formed after immunisation or viral infection. We study:
(i) Genetic networks underlying the plasticity and diversity of antibody responses
(ii) Epigenetic regulation of memory B cell formation and responses
(iii) Molecular regulation of cellular migration during immune responses
(iv) Formation of atypical and classical memory in chronic infectious diseases.

Disease Models

LCMV, Influenza

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Upcoming Events

  • Sep 29

    2020 International HBV Meeting

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  • Oct 8

    2020 ISV Annual Congress

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  • Oct 12

    VIIN Young Investigator Symposium Series 2020

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