Our work is focused on understanding how immune cells protect us from infection, function efficiently and keep us healthy. By studying this process, we also aim to understand the development of diseases related to the function of immune cells such as autoimmunity (lupus, diabetes, coeliac disease) and cancer (leukaemia and lymphoma).
With this knowledge we aim to:
The Hawkins group is a new laboratory within the Immunology division. I am seeking postdocs and students to undertake quantitative immunology research projects.
My research is supported by strong collaborative ties to groups within the Institute, as well locally, nationally and internationally.
Key collaborators include:
Professor Phil Hodgkin, Joint Division Head, Immunology division – development of quantitative analysis
Associate Professor Rhys Allan, Immunology division – epigenetics
Professor Marnie Blewitt, Joint Division Head, Epigenetics and Development division – epigenetics
Professor Ricky Johnstone, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – histone deacetylase inhibitors
Associate Professor Simon Harrison MD, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre