Associate Professor Aude Fahrer

B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D.
Associate Professor
ANU College of Science
T: 6125 4942

Areas of expertise

  • Immunology 1107
  • Tumour Immunology 110709
  • Immunogenetics (Incl. Genetic Immunology) 110706
  • Gene Expression (Incl. Microarray And Other Genome Wide Approaches) 060405

Biography

Dr Fahrer's major research interests are in immunology, cancer immunotherapy and bioinformatics. Aude Fahrer received her B.Sc. (Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Melbourne, in viral immunology. Her first postdoctoral position was at Stanford University U.S.A.. During this time she published on gamma delta T cells and also in the field of oral tolerance and was able to make use of several emerging technologies, in particular MHC tetramers for staining antigen-specific T cells, and microarray technology. Her second postdoctoral position was at the John Curtin School at ANU, where she worked on mouse models of immunological defects, identifying the first mutation in a chromosome condensin protein leading to defective T cell development. Her laboratory at the Research School of Biology currently works on two areas: 1) The characterisation of novel proteins involved in immunology and cancer, following our publication of over 2000 predicted novel proteins in the human and mouse genomes. 2) The development of a novel cancer immunotherapy (for which clinical trial approval has recently been granted).

Dr. Fahrer also has a strong commitment to teaching. She currently convenes the third year course "BIOL3141 Infection and immunity", and also lectures to first year biology, third year immunology, and to medical school students.

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