Ana Maria Valencia-Hernandez
James Cook University, Australia
Tel: +61 7 4232 21169
Research area keywords
TB vaccines, animal models, TB immunology
Dr Valencia-Hernandez is an early career researcher with international education and expertise in the fields of immunology, intracellular pathogens and vaccine development, and possesses wide-ranging cellular immunology and microbiological skillset. Trained in several murine infection models, she has gained experience in the design of T cellbased vaccines. Her work has been published in key journals in the field, such as Cell Host & Microbe, Science Immunology and PLoS ONE. Dr. Valencia-Hernandez focuses on the development of immunisation strategies that promote the generation of tissue-resident memory T cells, important for the local control of tumours and infections. She recently rejoined the TB research field and is studying novel vaccine strategies for the generation of protective tissue-resident memory T cells against tuberculosis and investigating molecular factors that influence long term retention of memory T cells in the lung.
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