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Elissa Deenick

Associate Professor Elissa Deenick

Program Director - Precision Immunology / Laboratory Head - Lymphocyte Signalling and Activation
Lymphocyte Signalling and Activation Lab

Associate Professor Elissa Deenick undertook her PhD with Dr Phil Hodgkin at the Centenary Institute/University of Sydney. Following her PhD, she moved to Canada to take up a postdoctoral position in the lab of Dr Pam Ohashi at the University of Toronto looking at the signalling pathways controlling T cell activation and tolerance.

In 2007 she returned to Sydney to work at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, where she is currently a Lab Head in the Immunity and Inflammation theme. Here she has continued her interests in lymphocyte activation and differentiation and how this is controlled to ensure protection against infection while avoiding harmful immune responses like allergy and autoimmunity. She does this by studying both patients with immune disease and mouse models of these conditions.

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