Dr Kylie Quinn

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Melbourne


Research Activities

Dr Kylie Quinn is a Research Fellow in Prof Nicole La Gruta’s lab at Monash University. After her PhD on Tuberculosis vaccines at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, NZ, she joined Dr Robert Seder’s lab at the Vaccine Research Center, NIH, USA, in 2008. During her time at the NIH, she defined mechanisms of vaccine-induced CD8 T cell-mediated protection (JCI 2015; J Immunol 2013 x2) and this work was sought out in 2014 by the World Health Organisation as key pre-clinical data for selection of Ebola vaccine candidates. In 2013, she joined Prof La Gruta’s lab where she has focused on understanding how ageing limits the function of CD8 T cells (PNAS 2016; Cell Reports 2018). Her research is now focused on identifying interventions to improve CD8 T cell responses during infection, vaccination and CAR T cell therapy in the elderly.


Ageing, Vaccination, Immunological Memory, CD8 T cell, Influenza, Tuberculosis, HIV, Cancer, Flow Cytometry

Disease Models

Ageing, Cancer, Influenza, HIV, Listeria, Vaccinia, Mycobacteria

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 29

    International Day of Immunology

  • May 6

    37th European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Annual Meeting

  • May 16

    Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Annual Scientific Meeting

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