Personal profile


Prof. Huntington is the head of the Cancer Immunotherapy Laboratory at the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University, Australia. He is an international leader on natural killer (NK) cell biology with notable contributions to: regulatory mechanisms of IL-15 signalling in NK cells, identification of human and murine NK cell differentiation pathways, novel xenograft models to study human haematopoiesis and identification of multiple checkpoint in NK cell activation and tumour immunity. Prof. Huntington leads a research program aimed at deciphering the regulatory networks that control NK cell immunity and a drug discovery program using cutting-edge in vivo screens for novel checkpoints in NK cell activation for targeting in cancer immunotherapy. Prof. Huntington is President of MIN (Melbourne Immunotherapy Network), serves as project director for several pharmaceutical collaborative research programs at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and is a co-founder and chief scientific officer of oNKo-Innate Pty Ltd

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, A quantitative analysis of signalling mutations on B and NK cell effector functions, University of Melbourne


External positions

Laboratory Head (Level D), Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)


Honorary Fellow (Level C), University of Melbourne


Laboratory Head (Level C), Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)


Senior Research Fellow (Level B), Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)


Human Frontiers Long-Term Fellow, Institut Pasteur (Pasteur Institute)


RG Menzies Scholar & CJ Martin Fellow, Institut Pasteur (Pasteur Institute)


CCV Sydney Parker Smith Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)


Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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