Monther Al-Alwan MSc
Monther completed his MSc in the lab in 1999. His thesis was on the involvement
of fascin in the antigen presention capability of dendritic cells. During
his PhD he has been working on the involvement of the DC cytoskeleton in
the immunological synapse. He is expert in the use of confocal microscopy
to study the distribution of proteins within a cell and also in the use of
Julie Bunker RT
Julie recently joined our lab. Previously she was the chief technologist in
the lab of Theo Hagg in Neuroanatomy. Julie is studying the effects of immunosuppressive
drugs on dendritic cell maturation and function and brings molecular biology
expertise to the study of the immunological synapse.
Pat Colp BSc
Pat is the technologist for the Department of Pathology and currently works
part-time in our lab. Pat's focus has been on fascin and its involvement
in migration of dendritic and tumor cells. Pat has 20 years of expertise
in the study of dendritic cells and immunostaining techniques.
Geoff Rowden PhD
Geoff is a grandfather in the field of Langerhans and dendritic cell biology
(but he looks years younger than that). His paper in Nature in 1977 was the
first to describe the expression of MHC Class II by a dendritic cell. He
is an expert morphologist and is interested in anything to do with dendritic
cell or skin biology.
Ken West MD
Ken is a kidney transplant specialist. His major interests are in dendritic
cell immunology and transplantation tolerance. Although he spends the majority
of his time in the lab he also has a small clinical practice at the QEII
hospital and runs the hospital's Transplantation Immunology lab.