Dr Slavica Vuckovic

Honorary Senior Fellow

Mater Research Institute-UQ
Faculty of Medicine

Honorary Senior Fellow

Mater Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine



  • Minnie, Simone A., Kuns, Rachel D., Gartlan, Kate H., Zhang, Ping, Wilkinson, Andrew N., Samson, Luke, Guillerey, Camille, Engwerda, Christian, MacDonald, Kelli P. A., Smyth, Mark J., Markey, Kate A., Vuckovic, Slavica and Hill, Geoffrey R. (2018) Myeloma escape after stem cell transplantation is a consequence of t-cell exhaustion and is prevented by tigit blockade. Blood, 132 16: 1675-1688. doi:10.1182/blood-2018-01-825240

  • Wilkinson, Andrew N., Gartlan, Kate H., Kelly, Greg, Samson, Luke D., Olver, Stuart D., Avery, Judy, Zomerdijk, Nienke, Tey, Siok-Keen, Lee, Jason S., Vuckovic, Slavica and Hill, Geoffrey R. (2018) Granulocytes are unresponsive to IL-6 due to an absence of gp130. Journal of Immunology, 200 9: 3547-3555. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1701191

  • Nakamura, Kyohei, Kassem, Sahar, Cleynen, Alice, Chrétien, Marie-Lorraine, Guillerey, Camille, Putz, Eva Maria, Bald, Tobias, Förster, Irmgard, Vuckovic, Slavica, Hill, Geoffrey R, Masters, Seth L, Chesi, Marta, Bergsagel, P Leif, Avet-Loiseau, Hervé, Martinet, Ludovic and Smyth, Mark J. (2018) Dysregulated IL-18 Is a Key Driver of Immunosuppression and a Possible Therapeutic Target in the Multiple Myeloma Microenvironment. Cancer Cell, 33 4: 634-648. doi:10.1016/j.ccell.2018.02.007

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Sanchez, Washington Yamandu, Jr., Wang, Ran, Wilkinson, Andrew, Khalil, Dalia, Hart, Derek N. J., Catley, Laurence and Vuckovic, Slavica (2011). Immunoregulation of Human Myeloid Dendritic Cells and Monocytes by Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor. In: Blood. 53rd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American-Society-of-Hematology (ASH)/Symposium on the Basic Science of Hemostasis and Thrombosis, San Diego Ca, (1387-1387). Dec 10-13, 2011.

  • Freeman, Lisa M., Petcu, Eugene, Smith, Robert, Salajegheh, Ali, Diamond, Peter, Zannettino, Andrew Christopher William, Evdokiou, Andreas, Luff, John, Khalil, Dalia, Vari, Frank, Catley, Lawrence, Hart, Derek and Vuckovic, Slavica (2008). Depletion of host CD122(+) cells facilitates widespread skeletal multiple myeloma engraftment in NOD/SCID recipients. In: Abstracts of the American Society of Hematology 50th Annual Meeting. 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology/ASH/ASCO Joint Symposium, San Francisco Ca, (945-945). 06-09 December 2008.

  • Mckinlay, A, Radford, KJ, Gardiner, D, Khalil, D, Field, K, Burnell, F, Hart, DNJ and Vuckovic, S (2005). Human memory CD4(+) T cells maintained in the absence of antigen develop regulatory T cells capable of suppressing antibody responses. In: Tissue Antigens. 35th Annual SCientific Meeting of the Australasian-Society-for-Immunology/14th International HLA and Immunogenetics Workshops, Melbourne Australia, (581-582). Nov 29-Dec 02, 2005.

  • Turtle, C. J., Radford, K. J., Allan, C. P., Kassianos, A., Kato, M., Vuckovic, S., MacDonald, K.J., Lopez, Jose A., Jackson, D. C., Wright, S., Taylor, K., Marlton, P., Gill, D., Hart, D. N. J. and Korngold, R. (2004). RNA-loading of CMRF-56 positive blood dendritic cells is a promising strategy for multiple myeloma immunotherapy. In: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Tandem BMT 2004 Meeting, Orlando, Florida, U.S., (71-71). 13-17 February 2004. doi:10.1016/j.bbmt.2003.12.081

  • Vuckovic, S., Kim, M., Khalil, D., McGee, A. M., Williams, N. I., Brown, L., Kelly, C., Rodwell, R., Wright, S., Taylor, K., Hill, G. and Hart, D. (2000). Dendritic cell analysis on G-CSF mobilised normals and patients. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand. 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Perth, Australia, (1631-1631). July 2000.

  • Florin, T. H., Vuckovic, S., Khalil, D., Brown, L. and Hart, D. N. J. (2000). Divergent expression of CMRF44 on blood dendritic cells of UC & CD patients & upregulation of CD40 & CD86. In: Australian Gastroenterology Week. Australian Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hobart, Australia, (J28-J28). October 2000.

  • Florin, T. H., Vuckovic, S., Patel, K., Webb, N. A., Hamilton, I., Hill, G.R. and Hart, D.N.J. (1999). Blood dendritic cell counts are reduced in some inflammatory bowel diseases. In: Blood: Abstracts of the 41st annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). 41st annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), New Orleans, Louisiana, (39B-39B). December, 1999.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision