Dr Anthony's research focus is on developing and implementing immunological techniques to investigate mucosal immune cell populations in acute and chronic lung disease models.
Cancer and respiratory immunology.
She has collaborated with leading lung stem cell researchers at The University of Melbourne, which led to a joint publication in The International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology on the role of immune cells on the function of stem cells. Her collaborations with experts at the Women's Hospital and Harvard University Boston led her to develop and optimise techniques to detect rare mucosal immune cell populations in the lungs.
Dr Anthony aims to lead the immunological aspects of the research into the development of novel targets for chronic lung diseases, which complements RMIT’s existing research capacity in the area of chronic disease management.
Desiree was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015 and is based in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences.