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Research Associate

Dr Rehana Hewavisenti

BSc (Vision Science), BSc (Hons 1; Animal and Veterinary Bioscience), PhD (Medicine)

+61 (2) 9348 0827
Hewavisenti RV; Arena J; Ahlenstiel CL; Sasson SC, 2023, 'Human papillomavirus in the setting of immunodeficiency: Pathogenesis and the emergence of next-generation therapies to reduce the high associated cancer risk', Frontiers in Immunology, 14,
Michniewicz F; Saletta F; Rouaen JRC; Hewavisenti RV; Mercatelli D; Cirillo G; Giorgi FM; Trahair T; Ziegler D; Vittorio O, 2021, 'Copper: An Intracellular Achilles’ Heel Allowing the Targeting of Epigenetics, Kinase Pathways, and Cell Metabolism in Cancer Therapeutics', ChemMedChem, 16, pp. 2315 - 2329,
Hewavisenti RV; Ferguson AL; Gasparini G; Ohashi T; Braun A; Watkins TS; Miles JJ; Elliott M; Sierro F; Feng CG; Britton WJ; Gebhardt T; Tangye S; Palendira U, 2021, 'Tissue-resident regulatory T cells accumulate at human barrier lymphoid organs', Immunology and Cell Biology, 99, pp. 894 - 906,
Hewavisenti R; Ferguson A; Wang K; Jones D; Gebhardt T; Edwards J; Zhang M; Britton W; Yang J; Hong A; Palendira U, 2020, 'CD103+ tumor-resident CD8+ T cell numbers underlie improved patient survival in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma', Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, 8,
Edwards J; Wilmott JS; Madore J; Gide TN; Quek C; Tasker A; Ferguson A; Chen J; Hewavisenti R; Hersey P; Gebhardt T; Weninger W; Britton WJ; Saw RPM; Thompson JF; Menzies AM; Long GV; Scolyer RA; Palendira U, 2018, 'CD103+ tumor-resident CD8+ T cells are associated with improved survival in immunotherapy-naïve melanoma patients and expand significantly during anti-PD-1 treatment', Clinical Cancer Research, 24, pp. 3036 - 3045,
Edwards J; Wilmott JS; Madore J; Hewavisenti R; Ferguson A; Britton W; Menzies AM; Hong A; Long GV; Scolyer RA; Palendira M, 2018, 'The critical role of tumour-resident cytotoxic T cells in human malignancies', Pathology, 50, pp. S47 - S47,
Hewavisenti RV; Morris KM; O'Meally D; Cheng Y; Papenfuss AT; Belov K, 2016, 'The identification of immune genes in the milk transcriptome of the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)', PeerJ, 2016,

2023-2024    Triple I SPHERE UNSW Theme Seed Grant Scheme

2023              Kirby Institute Emerging Investigator Award

2022              UNSW Research Infrastructure Grant Scheme

Taking Honours, Masters and PhD students interested in translation immunology, T cell biology and HPV-driven cancer.