Diagnostic Markers in Chronic Immune Disorders Group

Head: Dr Raffi Gugasyan

Overview

Our focus is on two main research areas:

  • Understanding the molecular and cellular signals that promote the development and function of T and B lymphocytes
  • Examining how lymphocyte function is impaired that drives the development of autoimmune disease or cancer.

Our research group is focused on understanding the molecular signalling events that coordinate the development of fully functional T and B lymphocytes. This process is crucial to the immune system as it leads to the production of fully armed lymphocytes that are capable of mounting an immune response against various pathogens and infectious diseases. Generating fully functional lymphocytes also requires these cells to have the capacity to distinguish the body’s own tissue from foreign pathogens, and failure to do so is linked to autoimmune disease and malignancy.

Contact Details

Doctor Raffi Gugasyan

Head of Diagnostic Markers and Chronic Immune Disorders Group (Gugasyan Laboratory)

Telephone

+61392822108

Email

[email protected]

Projects

  • Antimicrobial and immune modulatory effects of vaginal microbiota metabolites

  • Impact of a vaginal microbiota metabolite on epithelium integrity and HIV susceptibility

Staff Members

  • Jasper Cornish

    Jasper Cornish
    PhD student

  • Doctor Raffi Gugasyan

    Doctor Raffi Gugasyan
    Head of Diagnostic Markers and Chronic Immune Disorders Group (Gugasyan Laboratory)