Researcher biography

Dr. Di Yu was awarded his PhD from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2007. After conducting a postdoctoral training at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research from 2008-2010, he joined Monash University as a faculty member and Group Leader in 2011. He was appointed as Associated Professor by ANU in 2017 and Professor by the University of Queesland in 2019. He is leading the Laboratory of T-cell Immune Mechanism, Monitoring and Modulation (TIM3) to investigate the mechanisms that regulate the functions of T cell subsets in human health and disease. Through understanding such mechanisms, his team aims to design new strategies to monitor personal immune status and modulate immune pathways using cytokine-based therapies to treat autoimmune diseases, cancer and infection. He has published in high impact journals including Nature, Nature Immunology, Nature Medicine and Immunity and is a Clarivate and Web of Sciences Global Highly Cited Researcher (HCR) with over 10,000 citations.