Researcher

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Genomics and transcriptomics, Gastroenterology and hepatology, Cellular immunology, Microbiology

Biography

Dr Kylie James is Group Leader of the Immunogenomics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease team at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. She completed her PhD at University of Queensland working with Dr Ashraful Haque at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. In this role, she determined the response kinetics of T helper cells during blood-stage malaria. Kylie then continued to pursue her interest in the immune system as a postdoctoral...view more

Dr Kylie James is Group Leader of the Immunogenomics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease team at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. She completed her PhD at University of Queensland working with Dr Ashraful Haque at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. In this role, she determined the response kinetics of T helper cells during blood-stage malaria. Kylie then continued to pursue her interest in the immune system as a postdoctoral researcher with Dr Sarah Teichmann at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Junior Research Fellow at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, UK. Her work redefined our understanding of the balance of immune and microbial cells across the healthy human colon. In 2021, Kylie returned to Australia to start her own team as Spinak Fellow and supported by an NHMRC Investigator Grant.

Her team investigates how environmental factors shape gut immune cell and microbial landscapes in health and disease. To achieve this goal, the team apply single-cell genomics and computational approaches to reconstruct cellular microenvironments, developmental hierarchies and interactions.


My Grants

NHMRC Investigator Grant (2021-2026)

Spinak Fellowship (2021-2024)

Christ’s College Junior Research Fellowship (2018-2020)


My Qualifications

PhD (Immunology), University of Queensland, 2016
BSc (Hons), University of Queensland, 2011


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Intestinal cell responses during inflammatory bowel disease

Host-microbiome interactions

Computational biology

Single-cell approaches to cellular biology


Currently supervising

PhD and intern students

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Location

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, 370 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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