Professor Kim Jacobson is an expert in understanding how we form immunity to pathogens. In particular, her research focuses on why immune memory is dysfunctional in chronic viral infections. She is head of the B cells, Antibody, Memory laboratory at Monash University, a Bellberry-Viertel Fellow and a 2016 Young Tall Poppy Science Award recipient.
Prof Jacobson received her PhD from University of Sydney, before undertaking postdoctoral research as a NHMRC CJ Martin Fellow at Yale University in the USA and at WEHI in Australian.
Senior Research Fellow and Laboratory Head, Monash University
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University
University of Sydney, PhD
c-Myb is required for plasma cell migration to bone marrow after immunization or infection, J Exp Med
Regulation of germinal center responses and B-cell memory by the chromatin modifier MOZ, PNAS
Diversity among memory B cells: origin, consequences, and utility, Science
PD-1 regulates germinal center B cell survival and the formation and affinity of long-lived plasma cells, Nat Immunol