Tatyana Chtanova

Head of the Innate and Tumour Immunology Lab, Garvan Institute

Dr Tatyana Chtanova is the head of the Innate and Tumour Immunology lab at the Garvan Institute in Sydney.  After undergraduate studies at the University of New South Wales, Dr Chtanova was awarded her PhD in 2005 for her thesis work on specific gene expression signatures for novel T cell subsets, performed at the Garvan Institute.

Following her PhD, Tatyana was awarded the Human Frontier Science Program Fellowship to train at the University of California, Berkeley. During her fellowship she gained expertise in in vivo two-photon microscopy and applied it to uncover a unique neutrophil response to inflammation called neutrophil swarming and a novel mechanism of immune evasion by pathogens.

Dr Chtanova returned to the Garvan Institute to establish her research laboratory in 2009. Tatyana’s main research interest is immune cell migration and function in cancer and infection. Her group is especially interested in developing non-invasive approaches such as two-photon microscopy and in situ photoconversion to visualise and track immune cells in vivo. This talk will focus on our recent insights into the role of innate immune cells in inflammation, infection and cancer obtained using intravital imaging.


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