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Dr Kylie Quinn undertook her PhD on Tuberculosis vaccines with Dr Joanna Kirman at the Malaghan Institute, NZ. In 2008, she joined the lab of Dr Robert Seder at the Vaccine Research Center, NIH, USA, where she screened potential vaccines for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and defined several mechanisms through which vaccines establish protection. In 2013, she joined the lab of Prof Nicole La Gruta, first at the University of Melbourne and now at Monash University, where she focuses on strategies to improve immune responses and vaccination in the elderly. 

Research interests

Vaccination, Ageing, T cell immunity, Infection models (Influenza, HIV, Tuberculosis, Vaccinia, Listeria)

Supervision interests

Application for supervision in the La Gruta Lab for honours, masters and PhD students is welcome

Community service

Currently enroled in Scientitists in Schools, frequent speaker for community talks (Nerd Nite, Vaccine Cafe, etc).

Research area keywords

  • Ageing
  • Immunity
  • T cell
  • Infection
  • Vaccine design

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Projects 2016 2016

Research Output 2006 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

CD4 + T help promotes influenza virus-specific CD8 + T cell memory by limiting metabolic dysfunction

Cullen, J. G., McQuilten, H. A., Quinn, K. M., Olshansky, M., Russ, B. E., Morey, A., Wei, S., Prier, J. E., La Gruta, N. L., Doherty, P. C. & Turner, S. J., 5 Mar 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 10, p. 4481-4488 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)

Guidelines for the use of flow cytometry and cell sorting in immunological studies (second edition)

Cossarizza, A., Chang, H. D., Radbruch, A., Acs, A., Adam, D., Adam-Klages, S., Agace, W. W., Aghaeepour, N., Akdis, M., Allez, M., Almeida, L. N., Alvisi, G., Anderson, G., Andrä, I., Annunziato, F., Anselmo, A., Bacher, P., Baldari, C. T., Bari, S., Barnaba, V. & 4 others, Borger, J. G., Davey, M. S., Quinn, K. & Von Borstel, A., 1 Oct 2019, In : European Journal of Immunology. 49, 10, p. 1457-1973 517 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

Open Access
12 Citations (Scopus)

Age-Related Decline in Primary CD8+ T Cell Responses Is Associated with the Development of Senescence in Virtual Memory CD8+ T Cells

Quinn, K. M., Fox, A., Harland, K. L., Russ, B. E., Li, J., Nguyen, T. H. O., Loh, L., Olshanksy, M., Naeem, H., Tsyganov, K., Wiede, F., Webster, R., Blyth, C., Sng, X. Y. X., Tiganis, T., Powell, D., Doherty, P. C., Turner, S. J., Kedzierska, K. & La Gruta, N. L., 19 Jun 2018, In : Cell Reports. 23, 12, p. 3512-3524 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Corrigendum to ‘‘Modelling cross-reactivity and memory in the cellular adaptive immune response to influenza infection in the host’’ [J.Theor. Biol. 413 (2017) 34–49] (S0022519316303629)(10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.11.008)

Yan, A. W. C., Cao, P., Heffernan, J. M., McVernon, J., Quinn, K. M., La Gruta, N. L., Laurie, K. L. & McCaw, J. M., 21 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 419, p. 394 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Extrinsically derived TNF is primarily responsible for limiting antiviral CD8+ T cell response magnitude

Quinn, K. M., Kan, W-T., Watson, K. A., Liddicoat, B. J., Swan, N. G., McQuilten, H., Denton, A. E., Li, J., Chen, W., Brown, L. E., Jackson, D. C., Reading, P. C., Doherty, P. C., Kedzierska, K., Kedzierski, L., Turner, S. J. & La Gruta, N. L., 8 Sep 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 9, 13 p., e0184732.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access