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Personal profile


Currently, Yi Tian is working with Professor Jamie Rossjohn and Dr. Hugh Reid, at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, in collaboration with scientists at Janssen Research and Development, exploring the molecular basis behind the development of rheumatoid arthritis, with special focus on major histocompatibility complex (MHC) Class II antigen presenting molecules.

Yi Tian completed her Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Associate Professor Alexander McLellan and Professor Robert Walker, at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where she investigated the role of soluble MHC class II in kidney transplant rejection. Her first postdoctoral position was in Professor Edward Baker's laboratory at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she focused on protein crystallography. She has a keen interest in understanding how our immune system protects against microbial infection and also in how undesirable immune responses can lead to life- threatening conditions such as autoimmune disease and transplant rejection.

Research area keywords

  • Structural Biology
  • Autoimmunity
  • immunology and inflammation
  • Molecular Biology

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Research Output

A molecular basis for the T cell response in HLA-DQ2.2 mediated celiac disease

Ting, Y. T., Dahal-Koirala, S., Kim, H. S. K., Qiao, S. W., Neumann, R. S., Lundin, K. E. A., Petersen, J., Reid, H. H., Sollid, L. M. & Rossjohn, J., 11 Feb 2020, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 6, p. 3063-3073 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

PD-L1– and calcitriol-dependent liposomal antigen-specific regulation of systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease

Galea, R., Nel, H. J., Talekar, M., Liu, X., Ooi, J. D., Huynh, M., Hadjigol, S., Robson, K. J., Ting, Y. T., Cole, S., Cochlin, K., Hitchcock, S., Zeng, B., Yekollu, S., Boks, M., Goh, N., Roberts, H., Rossjohn, J., Reid, H. H., Boyd, B. J. & 7 others, Malaviya, R., Shealy, D. J., Baker, D. G., Madakamutil, L., Richard Kitching, A., O’Sullivan, B. J. & Thomas, R., 19 Sep 2019, In : JCI Insight. 4, 18, 21 p., e126025.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

The interplay between citrullination and HLA-DRB1 polymorphism in shaping peptide binding hierarchies in rheumatoid arthritis

Ting, Y. T., Petersen, J., Ramarathinam, S. H., Scally, S. W., Loh, K. L., Thomas, R., Suri, A., Baker, D. G., Purcell, A. W., Reid, H. H. & Rossjohn, J., 2 Mar 2018, In : The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 293, 9, p. 3236-3251 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
15 Citations (Scopus)

Molecular basis for increased susceptibility of Indigenous North Americans to seropositive rheumatoid arthritis

Scally, S. W., Law, S. C., Ting, Y. T., Heemst, J. V., Sokolove, J., Deutsch, A. J., Bridie Clemens, E., Moustakas, A. K., Papadopoulos, G. K., Woude, D. V. D., Smolik, I., Hitchon, C. A., Robinson, D. B., Ferucci, E. D., Bernstein, C. N., Meng, X., Anaparti, V., Huizinga, T., Kedzierska, K., Reid, H. H. & 5 others, Raychaudhuri, S., Toes, R. E., Rossjohn, J., El-Gabalawy, H. & Thomas, R., 1 Nov 2017, In : Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 76, 11, p. 1915-1923 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)


  • 4 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Grant review responsibilities
  • 1 Public event


Yi Tian Ting (Contributor)

5 Sep 2017

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

American Crystallographic Association 2015

Yi Tian Ting (Session chair)

25 Jul 201529 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

American Crystallography Association 2014

Yi Tian Ting (Speaker)

24 May 201428 May 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

External Grant Reviewer for Kidney Research UK (Invited)

Yi Tian Ting (Fellow)


Activity: External Academic EngagementGrant review responsibilities

Immunity for Life - Immunology for Health

Yi Tian Ting (Speaker)

13 Sep 200916 Sep 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

JBC Author Profile

Yi Tian Ting


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Rheumatoid arthritis study rated among top by journal

Yi Tian Ting


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Profile/Interview

Nature Reviews: Microbiology - In a class of their own

Yi Tian Ting


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature