Professor Jose Villadangos

Prof. Jose Villadangos obtained his Ph. D. from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in 1994. Subsequently he trained at MIT (Cambridge, USA), Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA), and The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI, Melbourne, Australia). He started his own laboratory at WEHI in 2001 and moved to The University of Melbourne in 2011. He holds a dual appointment with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Peter Doherty Institute and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Bio21 Institute

José has authored over 120 original articles, reviews and book chapters and has received funding from major national and international organisations. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Immunology and was the President of the International Congress of Immunology 2016 held in Melbourne.

The current research interests of the Villadangos laboratory include: (i) Mechanisms of antigen presentation by classical and non-classical MHC molecules; (ii) The development and regulation of dendritic cell functions; (ii) Regulation of membrane proteostasis by ubiquitination; (iii) Adoptive T cell therapy against cancer; (iv) Anti-viral immunity.

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