The Westmead Institute for Medical Research's Centre for Immunology and Allergy Research aims to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive autoimmune, viral and neurological diseases, with the ultimate goal of developing effective preventive strategies or treatments that cure the disease.

Diseases we research

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Viral diseases
  • Immune contribution to psychiatric disease
  • Critical illness (e.g. sepsis, influenza)


Our research themes include:

We study all aspects of immunological disease, especially the effect of cellular and genetic regulation of the immune response. Our basic, translational and clinical research aims to understand how the above diseases develop and progress, to better design therapeutic approaches to manage them.