Dr Kylie James is Group Leader of the Gut Immunogenomics Group. She completed her PhD at University of Queensland working with Dr Ashraful Haque at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. In this role, she determined the response kinetics of T helper cells during blood-stage malaria. Kylie then continued to pursue her interest in the immune system as a postdoctoral researcher with Dr Sarah Teichmann at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Junior Research Fellow at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, UK. Her work redefined our understanding of the balance of immune and microbial cells across the healthy human colon. In 2021, Kylie returned to Australia to start her own team as Spinak Fellow and supported by an NHMRC Investigator Grant. The Gut Immunogenomics Group investigates how environmental factors shape gut immune cell and microbial landscapes in health and disease. To achieve this goal, the team apply single-cell genomics and computational approaches to reconstruct cellular microenvironments, developmental hierarchies and interactions.
- 2018Christ’s College Junior Research Fellowship - University of Cambridge
- 2020NHMCR Investigator Grant
- 2021Spinak Fellowship
- 2011Bachelor of Science (Bachelor of Science (B.S)), ImmunologyUniversity of Queensland, Australia
- 2017Doctor of Philosophy (Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)), ImmunologyUniversity of Queensland, Australia
- 2023Nature reviews. Gastroenterology & hepatology10.1038/s41575-023-00784-1
A Roadmap for the Human Gut Cell Atlas.
Cells of the human intestinal tract mapped across space and time.
- 2021Mucosal immunology10.1038/s41385-021-00470-y
Redefining intestinal immunity with single-cell transcriptomics.