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Asolina Braun studied Biology and pursued a doctoral degree at Hannover Medical School in Germany with Reinhold Förster and Tim Worbs. Here she employed a novel micro-surgical procedure of intralymphatic injection together with multi-photon microscopy to study chemokine-driven migration of lymph-derived immune cells. A fellowship from the German Research Foundation enabled her to undertake post-doctoral studies with Francis Carbone and Thomas Gebhardt which focussed on how cytokines enable the retention and differentiation of tissue-resident memory T cells (TRM) in extra-lymphoid tissues, particularly skin. During this time Asolina has contributed to the field by defining survival factors and differentiation signals for TRM and developed a strong interest in skin immunology. In 2018, she joined Tony Purcell at Monash University to study antigen presentation in psoriasis. Asolina continues to work on skin immune responses in the context of psoriasis as a Group Leader at Monash University. This work strives to develop novel therapeutic avenues of tolerance induction in autoinflammatory skin diseases.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

External positions

Executive Committee Member (Treasurer role), Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology Incorporated


Research area keywords

  • Skin Immunology
  • Autoimmunity
  • Psoriasis
  • Antigen Processing and Presentation
  • Immunopeptidomics
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Major Histocompatibility Complex
  • T cell receptors
  • Tissue-resident Memory T cells
  • Cytotoxic T cells

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