Guest speakers Gustavo Rossi and Timothy McCulloch from the Guimaraes Lab at UQDI.

Gustavo will be presenting Understanding cancer and engineering NK cells for personalised immune-cellular therapeutics.

Timothy will be presenting Understanding immunosuppression, and development of immunotherapeutic interventions for persistent bacterial infections.

TRI Auditorium and via Zoom: 

Email Jessica Iannotti for the Zoom password. 

GustavoGustavo’s Bio: I completed my PhD in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at the Federal University of Parana (UFPR – Curitiba, Brazil). My PhD research focused on developing new treatments based on chemically modified heparins for preventing melanoma metastatic spread in different experimental models. My projects now take advantage of multi-disciplinary approaches combining cutting edge molecular/immune/stem cell biology and systems biology to build on and create innovative solutions for complex clinical challenges.

TimothyTimothy’s Bio: I graduated from the University of Otago in New Zealand in 2014 with a BSc with Honours and MSc majoring in Immunology. I then moved to Melbourne (2014 to 2019) to work as a Flow Cytometry technician at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, where I acquired extensive experience in complex FACS sorting and multi-parametric analysis in multiple flow cytometry platforms. At the end of 2019, I moved to UQDI’s Translational Innate Immunotherapy Laboratory (TI2, headed by Dr. Fernando Guimaraes) to begin my PhD, where we take advantage in the parallels between cancer and infection-mediated immunosuppression. Specifically, I focus in discovering new potential immunotherapeutic interventions to treat persistent bacterial infections.


TRI Auditorium and via Zoom: