A/Prof Cecile King

Laboratory Head, Department of Immunology
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research
NSW, Australia

Dr King received her PhD from the Telethon Institute for Child Health, WA and completed her postdoctoral training at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA. She joined the faculty of the Department of Immunology at the Garvan Institute for Medical Research, Sydney, Australia in 2005 and is a conjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, University of New South Wales. Dr King continues to be intrigued by how the immune system maintains tolerance to self. Her research is focused on how interactions between the environment and immune system influence chronic inflammation and autoimmune disease. Dr King has made some important contributions to our understanding of how cytokines influence adaptive immune responses. Dr King’s interests now include genes within nucleic acid sensing pathways that are associated with autoimmune disease risk and how the recognition of RNA influences adaptive immune responses.