Professor Di Yu leads the Systems and translational immunology group.

Researcher biography

Dr Di Yu, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS), is a Professor of Immunology at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute and Chair in Paediatric Immunotherapy at Child Health Research Centre. He received his PhD from Australian National University in 2007 and postdoctoral training at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research from 2008-2010. Before joining the University of Queensland, he was a faculty member at Monash University from 2011-2016 and at Australian National University ANU from 2017-2019. In the Systems and Translational Immunology Laboratory (STIL), Professor Yu and his team investigate the mechanisms that regulate the functions of T cell subsets in human health and disease and aim to design new strategies to monitor personal immune status and modulate immune pathways to treat cancer, autoimmune diseases, and infection. He has published in high-impact journals including Nature, Nature Immunology, Nature Medicine and Immunity and is recognised as a Global Highly Cited Researcher (2019, 2020) by Clarivate and Web of Sciences.