Entries by Jennifer Huynh

The interplay between diet, the microbiota and immunity

Research in mice shows how diet alters immune system function through a gut microbe At a glance: Research in mice demonstrates how diet alters a gut microbe molecule that in turn prompts immune cells to downregulate inflammation Study illustrates the molecular mechanism behind the longstanding view that diet, microbiota and immunity influence each other in […]

Congrats Jamie: Highly Cited researcher again!

Congratulations to Jamie who is again on the Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list of the world’s most Highly Cited Scientists, which is published annually by Clarivate Analytics. From Clarivate: Recognising the true pioneers in their fields over the last decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations […]

BDI researchers honoured in annual Dean’s Awards

Congratulations to Drs Adam Shahine and Milda Kaniusaite, who have each been recognised with a Dean’s Award for Excellence in 2021 for research carried out at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI). Dr Shahine won an award in the Excellence in Research – Early Career Researcher category. “It was an honour to receive the ECR category for […]

Uncovering how T cells recognise the SARS-CoV-2 virus spike protein

The immune system is vitally important for resolving COVID-19 when individuals are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Moreover, the vaccines that are being administered to millions of people across the globe are designed to ‘pre-warn and arm’ the immune system so that if infected with SARS-CoV-2, individuals are significantly less likely to develop severe disease […]