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Researcher: Tovar Lopez, CD (Dr Cesar Tovar Lopez)

Fields of Research

Veterinary Immunology
Cellular Immunology
Animal Immunology
Humoural Immunology and Immunochemistry
Immunogenetics (incl. Genetic Immunology)
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Medical Parasitology
Aquaculture
Tourism Management
Tumour Immunology
Veterinary Diagnosis and Diagnostics
Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics)
Veterinary Pathology
Microbial Ecology
Cancer Cell Biology
Veterinary Sciences

Research Objectives

Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Immune System and Allergy
Cancer and Related Disorders
Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Veterinary Biological Preventatives (e.g. Vaccines)
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Health
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)

Career Best Publications

The Tasmanian Devil Transcriptome Reveals Schwann Cell Origins of a Clonally Transmissible Cancer ; Science

Research Publications

A murine xenograft model for a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils; Veterinary Pathology
A second transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Curse of the Devil: Devil Facial Tumour Disease; Australasian Cytometry Society 38th Annual Scientific Meeting
Evidence for induction of humoral and cytotoxic immune responses against devil facial tumor disease cells in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) immunized with killed cell preparations; Vaccine
Identification of dendritic cells, B cell and T cell subsets in Tasmanian devil lymphoid tissue; evidence for poor immune cell infiltration into devil facial tumors; Anatomical Record
Immunisation of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) against Devil Facial Tumour Disease Tumour Cells; The 5th International Veterinary Vaccines and Diagnostics Conference
Immunology of a transmissible cancer spreading among Tasmanian devils; Journal of Immunology
Mitogen activated Tasmanian devil blood mononuclear cells kill devil facial tumour disease cells; Immunology and Cell Biology
Novel application of a fish gill cell line assay to assess ichthyotoxicity of harmful marine microalgae; Harmful Algae
Regression of devil facial tumour disease following immunotherapy in immunised Tasmanian devils; Scientific Reports
Reversible epigenetic down-regulation of MHC molecules by devil facial tumour disease illustrates immune escape by a contagious cancer; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Social impacts of tourism: an Australian regional case study; International Journal of Tourism Research
The effects of tourism in Northwest Tasmania; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2006
The immune response of Tasmanian devils to devil facial tumour disease cell preparations; The 5th Australasian Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics Development Meeting
The immunomodulatory small molecule imiquimod induces apoptosis in devil facial tumour cell lines; PL o S One
The Tasmanian Devil Transcriptome Reveals Schwann Cell Origins of a Clonally Transmissible Cancer ; Science
Toll-like receptor signaling is functional in immune cells of the endangered Tasmanian devil; Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Tumor-specific diagnostic marker for transmissible facial tumors of Tasmanian devils: immunohistochemistry studies; Veterinary Pathology

Research Projects

Analysis of Devil Tumour Disease to identify unique tumour antigens for diagnosis and vaccination; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Characterisation of DFTD tumour proteins eliciting immune responses in Tasmanian devils; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Characterisation of immunological targets for the development of a vaccine to protect Tasmanian devils against a contagious cancer; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Deciphering the cellular origin of the second Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFT2); University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Establishment of a mouse model to study the biology of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
MHC-I expression on DFTD tumour cells and monoclonal antibodies as a strategy to induce and analyse an immune response to DFTD; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Selection of devil facial tumour associated antigens as a tool for the development of a prophylactic vaccine; University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Bioplatforms Australia (BPA) - collaborative research

Research Candidate Supervision

In Vitro Identification of Vaccination Strategies for the Stimulation of an Immune Response against Devil Facial Tumour Disease