Dr James Wells

Senior Research Fellow

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine
j.wells3@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 36983

Overview

James Wells is a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute and the Director of Immunology at the Dermatology Research Centre in Brisbane, Australia. He studies the adaptive immune system, which plays a key role in the immediate response to infection and malignancy. The primary goal of his research is to discover and understand new regulatory pathways and mechanisms that control CD8 T-cell function, particularly in the skin. The Wells lab has a particular interest in extrinsic and intrinsic regulatory influences on CD8 T-cells and conducts basic research using in vivo and in vitro model systems. The Wells lab collaborates with immunologists, cell biologists, imaging specialists, clinical research teams and industry partners.

Biography

Dr Wells undertook his undergraduate degree in immunology at The University of Edinburgh, and then received his PhD from King’s College London in 2004, working with Dr Joanna Galea-Lauri and Professor Farzin Farzaneh on the generation of novel DC-based vaccines. He then under took two postdoctoral positions: firstly with Dr Alistair Noble at the MRC & Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma in London (UK) where he studied vaccine-induced modulation of CD8 T-cells, and then with Professor Chris Evans at Harvard University, Boston (USA), where he studied the discovery of modified CD8 T-cell epitopes targeted against genetic translocations. James was then awarded a prestigious 5-year Perpetual Trustees Fellowship to allow him to establish a laboratory in Brisbane, Australia, and was appointed as a Group Leader at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute in 2011.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of London
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision