• The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M519), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Research expertise keywords

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


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