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Danika Hill is a Group Leader in the Department of Immunology and Pathology, working to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underpin robust responses to vaccination and infection, with a particular interest in T follicular helper cells and the Germinal Centre response. Dr Hill’s research uses multi-disciplinary human clinical cohorts approaches and cutting-edge immunological techniques (high-parameter flow cytometry, single cell RNA and immune repertoire sequencing) to study Group A Streptoccous, malaria and influenza immunity.  


Dr Hill studied Biomedical Science at the University of Adelaide, and completed a PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. From 2015, Danika was a Postdoc in Dr Michelle Linterman’s group at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, before joining Monash University in 2020. Danika’s research is supported by an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship and a Michelson Prize from the Human Vaccines Project. Dr Hill is an emerging global leader in human immunology, as evidenced by lecturing for Monash University, Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, and being selected as a “Rising Star in Immunology” the Norwegian Society for Immunology.

Danika has made several important discoveries about how T follicular helper cells support the germinal centre response to influenza and malaria vaccines (e.g J Exp Med 2019, eLife 2020, eLife 2021), and how immune development in children influences vaccination outcomes (Science Translational Medicine 2020).

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

Research area keywords

  • T-cells
  • CD4+ T cells
  • Vaccine responses
  • Cellular mechanisms


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