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Viruses are part of day-to-day encounters that the immune system needs to deal with. How the immune system recognises and eliminates viral infection is not fully understood. Indeed, viruses are able to mutate in order to escape the immune system surveillance. If we were to develop better vaccine and drugs, or even vaccine against viruses like HIV, it is essential to understand the mechanism of viral recognition and viral escape prior to this.

Research area keywords

  • Immunology
  • HLA
  • T cell receptors
  • influenza
  • HIV

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Research Output

A Natural Peptide Antigen within the Plasmodium Ribosomal Protein RPL6 Confers Liver TRM Cell-Mediated Immunity against Malaria in Mice

Valencia-Hernandez, A. M., Ng, W. Y., Ghazanfari, N., Ghilas, S., de Menezes, M. N., Holz, L. E., Huang, C., English, K., Naung, M., Tan, P. S., Tullett, K. M., Steiner, T. M., Enders, M. H., Beattie, L., Chua, Y. C., Jones, C. M., Cozijnsen, A., Mollard, V., Cai, Y., Bowen, D. G. & 15 others, Purcell, A. W., La Gruta, N. L., Villadangos, J. A., de Koning-Ward, T., Barry, A. E., Barchet, W., Cockburn, I. A., McFadden, G. I., Gras, S., Lahoud, M. H., Bertolino, P., Schittenhelm, R. B., Caminschi, I., Heath, W. R. & Fernandez-Ruiz, D., 10 Jun 2020, In : Cell Host and Microbe. 27, 6, p. 950-962 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

The unconventional role of HLA-E: The road less traveled

Grant, E. J., Nguyen, A. T., Lobos, C. A., Szeto, C., Chatzileontiadou, D. S. M. & Gras, S., Apr 2020, In : Molecular Immunology. 120, p. 101-112 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Allelic association with ankylosing spondylitis fails to correlate with human leukocyte antigen B27 homodimer formation

Lim Kam Sian, T. C. C., Indumathy, S., Halim, H., Greule, A., Cryle, M. J., Bowness, P., Rossjohn, J., Gras, S., Purcell, A. W. & Schittenhelm, R. B., 27 Dec 2019, In : The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 294, 52, p. 20185-20195 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A T-cell receptor escape channel allows broad T-cell response to CD1b and membrane phospholipids

Shahine, A., Reinink, P., Reijneveld, J. F., Gras, S., Holzheimer, M., Cheng, T. Y., Minnaard, A. J., Altman, J. D., Lenz, S., Prandi, J., Kubler-Kielb, J., Moody, D. B., Rossjohn, J. & Van Rhijn, I., 4 Jan 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 12 p., 56.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)

A TCR β-chain motif biases toward recognition of human CD1 proteins

Reinink, P., Shahine, A., Gras, S., Cheng, T. Y., Farquhar, R., Lopez, K., Suliman, S. A., Reijneveld, J. F., Le Nours, J., Tan, L. L., León, S. R., Jimenez, J., Calderon, R., Lecca, L., Murray, M. B., Rossjohn, J., Moody, D. B. & Van Rhijn, I., 15 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Immunology. 203, 12, p. 3395-3406 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


ARC Future Fellowship

Gras, Stephanie (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Dean's Award for Early Career

Gras, Stephanie (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

Gras, Stephanie (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monash Research Fellowship

Gras, Stephanie (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Press / Media

A “super” receptor that helps kill HIV infected cells

Carine Farenc & Stephanie Gras


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature