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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.


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

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Projects 2012 2023

Research Output 2005 2018

CD4+ T cell–mediated HLA class II cross-restriction in HIV controllers

Galperin, M., Farenc, C., Mukhopadhyay, M., Jayasinghe, D., Decroos, A., Benati, D., Tan, L. L., Ciacchi, L., Reid, H. H., Rossjohn, J., Chakrabarti, L. & Gras, S., 8 Jun 2018, In : Science Immunology. 3, 24, 13 p., eaat0687.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Divergent T-cell receptor recognition modes of a HLA-I restricted extended tumour-associated peptide

Chan, K. F., Gully, B. S., Gras, S., Beringer, D. X., Kjer-Nielsen, L., Cebon, J., McCluskey, J., Chen, W. & Rossjohn, J., 1 Dec 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 13 p., 1026.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Identification of native and posttranslationally modified HLA-B*57:01- restricted HIV envelope derived epitopes using immunoproteomics

Ramarathinam, S. H., Gras, S., Alcantara, S., Yeung, A. W. S., Mifsud, N. A., Sonza, S., Illing, P., Glaros, E. N., Center, R. J., Thomas, S. R., Kent, S. J., Ternette, N., Purcell, D. F. J., Rossjohn, J. & Purcell, A. W., Jun 2018, In : Proteomics. 18, 12, 11 p., 1700253.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Inability to detect cross-reactive memory T cells challenges the frequency of heterologous immunity among common viruses

Rowntree, L. C., Nguyen, T. H. O., Halim, H., Purcell, A. W., Rossjohn, J., Gras, S., Kotsimbos, T. C. & Mifsud, N. A., 15 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Immunology. 200, 12, p. 3993-4003 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Molecular features of lipid-based antigen presentation by group 1 CD1 molecules

Nours, J. L., Shahine, A. & Gras, S., 1 Dec 2018, In : Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology. 84, p. 48-57 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review


ARC Future Fellowship

Stephanie Gras (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Dean's Award for Early Career

Stephanie Gras (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

Stephanie Gras (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monash Research Fellowship

Stephanie Gras (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

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