Dr Jennifer Juno is a T cell immunologist with a particular interest in antiviral immunity and vaccination. Her group focuses on the role of T follicular helper cells in regulating immune responses to vaccination, as well as understanding the role of unconventional T cells in protective immunity from chronic diseases. Originally from Canada, she was awarded her PhD in 2014 from the University of Manitoba, where she studied iNKT cell dysfunction during HIV infection. Following a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Public Health Agency of Canada, she moved to Melbourne to join the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. Jennifer now leads a dynamic team of PhD students, research assistants and junior postdoctoral researchers.
Jennifer is a Dame Kate Campbell Fellow and NHMRC Emerging Leadership (EL2) Investigator. She has received national and international grants to study immune responses to HIV, TB, influenza and SARS-CoV-2. Jennifer has published a number of papers in top-tier journals, including Nature Immunology, Immunity, Science Translational Medicine and Nature Communications.