Researcher biography

Dr Ismail Sebina is a Research Fellow at the Frazer Institute-The University of Queensland, under the mentorship of Prof. Gabrielle Belz. He holds a PhD in immunology from The University of Queensland (awarded in 2017) and a Master's degree in the Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM; UK). He has contributed to discovery and translational immunological research in several laboratories across the USA, the UK, Uganda, and Australia, implementing studies in both preclinical mouse models and humans. He completed six years of rigorous postdoctoral training in immunology at the University of Washington (USA) and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research institute (QIMR Berghofer; Australia). He has demonstrated a strong record of publications in high-impact journals such as Immunity, Science Immunology, JCI and PNAS. He has regularly presented his findings at national and international conferences (e.g. Keystone Symposium and ASI), furthering my engagement with the scientific community. Dr. Sebina's primary research focus revolves around uncovering the mechanisms that underpin natural and vaccine-induced immunity to infections. With a passion for improving maternal, newborn, and child health, he also explores novel immunological strategies that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare practices in this area.