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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Emily Edwards completed her Bachelor of Applied Biomedical Sciences (Honours) at Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC) in 2007, during which time she undertook a trainee Biomedical Scientist placement at the University Hospital of Wales’ Biochemistry and Immunology Department (2005-2006). She then undertook her PhD in Prof. Linda Wooldridge’s laboratory at Cardiff University where she investigated the impact of peptide modification on the priming of antigen-specific CD8 T cell responses. Emily moved to Australia in 2011 to join Prof. Rajiv Khanna’s laboratory at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane where she investigated the characteristics of cytomegalovirus-specific CD4 T cells. In 2014, Emily moved to Sydney to join Prof. Stuart Tangye’s laboratory at the Garvan Institute. Here Emily investigated how genetic mutations cause inefficient control of Epstein-Barr Virus in Primary Immunodeficient patients primarily focusing on the CD8 T cell response. Emily was part of an international collaboration responsible for the first description of CD70-deficiency, a study that was highlighted as an Editors Choice in Science Immunology. Emily’s research over the past four years has seen her expand her work to investigate NK cells, CD4 T cells and B cells in the context of primary immunodeficiencies. In early 2018, Emily joined the laboratory of Assoc. Prof. Menno van Zelm. Emily’s work currently focuses on investigating the impact of genetic mutations on B cell differentiation and function in patients with primary immunodeficiencies.

Dr Edwards has also played an active role as social media and marketing coordinator for non-for profit organisations. In 2018, Emily is part of the promotions team for the Day of Immunology, as well as part of a team coordinating the Department of Immunology Early and Mid Career Researcher (EMCR) Seminar Series at Monash.

External positions

Visiting Scientist, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Jan 2018 → …

Travel Grant Panel Examiner, British Society of Immunology

2018 → …

ESID Juniors Country Representative for Australia

2018 → …

Research Officer, Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Feb 2014Jan 2018

Research Officer, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Jul 2011Dec 2013

Keywords

  • B cells
  • T cells
  • primary immunodeficiencies
  • Viral immunity

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Research Output 2009 2018

Activating PIK3CD mutations impair human cytotoxic lymphocyte differentiation and function and EBV immunity

Edwards, E. S. J., Bier, J., Cole, T. S., Wong, M., Hsu, P., Berglund, L. J., Boztug, K., Lau, A., Gostick, E., Price, D. A., O'Sullivan, M., Meyts, I., Choo, S., Gray, P., Holland, S. M., Deenick, E. K., Uzel, G. & Tangye, S. G. 1 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Peptide mimic for influenza vaccination using nonnatural combinatorial chemistry

Miles, J. J. , Tan, M. P. , Dolton, G. , Edwards, E. S. J. , Galloway, S. A. E. , Laugel, B. , Clement, M. , Makinde, J. , Ladell, K. , Matthews, K. K. , Watkins, T. S. , Tungatt, K. , Wong, Y. , Lee, H. S. , Clark, R. J. , Pentier, J. M. , Attaf, M. , Lissina, A. , Ager, A. , Gallimore, A. & 7 others Rizkallah, P. J., Gras, S., Rossjohn, J., Burrows, S. R., Cole, D. K., Price, D. A. & Sewell, A. K. 2 Apr 2018 In : Journal of Clinical Investigation. 128, 4, p. 1569-1580 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Combined immunodeficiency and Epstein-Barr virus- induced B cell malignancy in humans with inherited CD70 deficiency

Abolhassani, H. , Edwards, E. S. J. , Ikinciogullari, A. , Jing, H. , Borte, S. , Buggert, M. , Du, L. , Matsuda-Lennikov, M. , Romano, R. , Caridha, R. , Bade, S. , Zhang, Y. , Frederiksen, J. , Fang, M. , Bal, S. K. , Haskologlu, S. , Dogu, F. , Tacyildiz, N. , Matthews, H. F. , McElwee, J. J. & 13 others Gostick, E., Price, D. A., Palendira, U., Aghamohammadi, A., Boisson, B., Rezaei, N., Karlsson, A. C., Lenardo, M. J., Casanova, J. L., Hammarström, L., Tangye, S. G., Su, H. C. & Pan-Hammarström, Q. 2017 In : Journal of Experimental Medicine. 214, 1, p. 91-106 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Human immunity against EBV-lessons from the clinic

Tangye, S. G., Palendira, U. & Edwards, E. S. J. 2017 In : Journal of Experimental Medicine. 214, 2, p. 269-283 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Phenotypic and transcriptional profile correlates with functional plasticity of antigen-specific CD4+ T cells

Edwards, E. S., Smith, C. & Khanna, R. Feb 2014 In : Immunology and Cell Biology. 92, 2, p. 181-190 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Australasian Society of Immunology Annual Meeting Bursary

Emily Samantha Jayne Edwards (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

British Society of Immunology International Travel Award

Emily Samantha Jayne Edwards (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

British Society of Immunology International Travel Award

Emily Samantha Jayne Edwards (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ESID funded Summer School Scholarship

Emily Samantha Jayne Edwards (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)