• The University of Western Australia (M519), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.04 and 2.02, L Block, QEII Medical Centre

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.04 and 2.02, L Block, QEII Medical Centre

    6009 Perth


  • 377 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr Alec Redwood completed a Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours and a PhD researching cytokine responses to fungal infections at Curtin University. He then worked as a Research Assistant for Dr Bruce Robinson in the Department of Medicine before being awarded a Fellowship with the School of Oral Health Sciences at UWA. Dr Redwood became involved in the Pest Animal Control Cooperative Research Centre researching the use of murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) as a vaccine vector for virally vectored immunocontraception. Since 2005 he has been studying various aspects of the fundamental biology of MCMV. 

In 2014 he took a position at IIID at Murdoch University assessing the role of T cell responses to small drug molecules.  In 2018 he returned to UWA to use his skills in T cell biology to study responses to neo-epitopes in cancer with NCARD.

Roles and responsibilities

Dr Redwood is a supervisor of 1 PhD student and co-supervises 1 other PhD student.

Funding overview

Dr Redwood has had several NHMRC grants and currently holds one NHMRC grant and one grant funded by DARPA


Dr Redwood is interested in understanding the interactions between viruses and their hosts, especially how viral genetics control their responses to the host, and how host genetics control their response to the virus. He is currently researching MCMV a common a herpesvirus found in mice that is used as a model for the human equivalent virus. Because most hosts are infected with multiple strains of MCMV Dr Redwood is studying how these strains associate with each other and how this association affects viral pathogenesis.


Dr Redwood is also investigating the use of MCMV as a vaccine vector.  This work is funed by DARPA. 


Dr Redwood is also investigating T cell responses to neo-epitopes in cancer


  • Immunology—cellular
  • Viruses—BACs
  • Viruses—herpes
  • Viruses—vaccines

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Research Output 1996 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)

Applications of immunopharmacogenomics: Predicting, preventing, and understanding immune-mediated adverse drug reactions

Karnes, J. H., Miller, M. A., White, K. D., Konvinse, K. C., Pavlos, R. K., Redwood, A. J., Peter, J. G., Lehloenya, R., Mallal, S. A. & Phillips, E. J., 6 Jan 2019, In : Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 59, p. 463-486 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Pharmaceutical Preparations
HLA Antigens
13 Citations (Scopus)

HLA-A*32:01 is strongly associated with vancomycin-induced drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms

Konvinse, K. C., Trubiano, J. A., Pavlos, R., James, I., Shaffer, C. M., Bejan, C. A., Schutte, R. J., Ostrov, D. A., Pilkinton, M. A., Rosenbach, M., Zwerner, J. P., Williams, K. B., Bourke, J., Martinez, P., Rwandamuriye, F., Chopra, A., Watson, M., Redwood, A. J., White, K. D., Mallal, S. A. & 1 othersPhillips, E. J., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 144, 1, p. 183-192 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Murine cytomegalovirus disseminates independently of CX3CR1, CCL2 or its m131/m129 chemokine homologue

Farrell, H. E., Bruce, K., Redwood, A. J. & Stevenson, P. G., 1 Dec 2019, In : The Journal of general virology. 100, 12, p. 1695-1700 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salivary Glands
1 Citation (Scopus)

The complex of MCMV proteins and MHC class I evades NK cell control and drives the evolution of virus-specific activating Ly49 receptors

Železnjak, J., Lisnić, V. J., Popović, B., Lisnić, B., Babić, M., Halenius, A., L'Hernault, A., Roviš, T. L., Hengel, H., Erhard, F., Redwood, A. J., Vidal, S. M., Dölken, L., Krmpotić, A. & Jonjić, S., 5 Aug 2019, In : The Journal of Experimental Medicine. 216, 8, p. 1809-1827 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Natural Killer Cells
Immune Evasion
Natural Killer Cell Receptors
13 Citations (Scopus)

Shared peptide binding of HLA Class i and II alleles associate with cutaneous nevirapine hypersensitivity and identify novel risk allele

Pavlos, R., McKinnon, E. J., Ostrov, D. A., Peters, B., Buus, S., Koelle, D., Chopra, A., Schutte, R., Rive, C., Redwood, A., Restrepo, S., Bracey, A., Kaever, T., Myers, P., Speers, E., Malaker, S. A., Shabanowitz, J., Jing, Y., Gaudieri, S., Hunt, D. F. & 4 othersCarrington, M., Haas, D. W., Mallal, S. & Phillips, E. J., 1 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 8653.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
HLA Antigens

Projects 2003 2021