Dr Richard Berry completed his PhD studies within the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Matrix Research at the University of Manchester, UK in 2009 and subsequently moved to Monash University (Melbourne) under the supervision of Prof. Jamie Rossjohn. Since moving to Australia, his research has focused on using a variety of complementary structural approaches, including X ray crystallography, SAXS and single particle electron microscopy to determine the structure of immune receptors and their ligands. Richard’s research highlights include the elucidation of the mechanism of action of the pre-T cell receptor, which avoids the need for a ligand by forming a super-dimer on the cell surface, and determination of the structure of the Ly49 natural killer cell receptor bound to the viral immunoevasin molecule m157. In 2012 Richard was awarded an NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellowship.
Abstracts this author is presenting: