Dr Marcus Robinson – Monash University

12/10/2023 1:00 pm - 12/10/2023 2:00 pm
Davis Auditorium

WEHI Special Seminar hosted by Professor Phil Hodgkin

Dr Marcus Robinson

Research Fellow, Immunology Alfred Hospital, Monash University


The regulation and propagation of antibody responses 


Davis Auditorium

Join via TEAMS

Including Q&A session


Dr Robinson completed his PhD training with Graham Le Gros at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research where he developed an especial interest in IgE biology. To pursue that interest, he undertook post-doctoral training in the IgE-centric lab of Chris Allen at UCSF. Following a successful period in Dr Allen’s lab, Dr Robinson moved to Monash University’s Immunology department, where he has worked since 2016, first as a post-doc and from 2021 as a group leader under David Tarlinton’s tutelage, investigating the initiation and propagation of antibody responses. Dr Robinson’s recent outputs highlight the importance of BCL6 in the selection of antigen-reactive B cells into immune responses (Cell Reports, 2020), and used an antibody-secreting plasma cell-timestamping reporter mouse to define the manner in which long-lived plasma cells are accrued (Science Immunology, 2022), and the rules governing the persistence of immunological memory (Immunity 2023). Dr Robinson maintains a focus on antibody responses in health, infection and vaccination settings, and continues to explore the regulation of IgE responses in allergy contexts. The seminar will cover Dr Robinson’s work addressing mechanisms of long-lived antibody secreting cell accrual, turnover and heterogeneity. 


All welcome!

Support us

Together we can create a brighter future

Your support will help WEHI’s researchers make discoveries and find treatments to ensure healthier, longer lives for you and your loved ones.

Sign up to our quarterly newsletter Illuminate

Find out about recent discoveries, community supporters and more.

Illuminate Summer 2023
View the current issue