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Rohit Jain
Dr. Rohit Jain, Ph.DPrincipal Investigator

Department of Dermatology

ORCID: 0000-0002-4905-462X
T +43 1 40400-76900

Further Information


Embryonic Development; Hematopoiesis; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Leishmaniasis; Leukocytes; Melanoma, Amelanotic; Melanoma, Experimental; Microscopy; Monocyte-Macrophage Precursor Cells

Research interests

Awards and accolades

  • Axel Ullrich Award-Paper with the Highest Impact Factor, Centenary Institute (2015)
  • Highly Commended, NHMRC Science to Art Award, NHMRC (2017)
  • Centenary Institute Scientific Image of the Year Prize, 1st Place (2010, 2017)
  • Centenary Institute Scientific Image of the Year Prize, 2nd Place (2013, 2016, 2019)
  • Centenary Institute Scientific Image of the Year Prize, 3rd Place (2015)


Teaching and Supervision

Ph.D. Supervision     

  • Ms. Nursafwana Syazwani (Awarded 2021, University of Sydney)   
  • Ms. Kathy On (Awarded 2020, University of Sydney)  

Masters Supervision     

  • Ms. María Elizabeth Torres Pacheco (Awarded 2019, University of Sydney)  

Research Assistant Supervision     

  • Mr. Brendon Martinez (2016-2018)   
  • Ms. Lisa Shaw (2014-2015)


Teaching experience

  • Guest Lecturer for Senior Immunology students, Immunology in Human Disease and Advanced courses, University of Sydney  (2017-2019)
  • Guest Lecturer for 3rd year elective in the Bachelor of Medical Science degree, Infectious Diseases, University of Sydney, (2012-2019)

Scientific Service

Service to funding agencies
  • Grant reviewer – European Research Council (ERC); National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Editorial responsibilities
  • Guest Associate Editor, Neutrophil Communication, Frontiers in Immunology (2019)
  • Reviewer- Cell Reports, Frontiers in Immunology, Plos One, Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, and STAR Protocols

Selected publications

  1. Tikoo, S.*, Jain, R.*#, Martinez, B., Song, R., Wielscher, M., Rizzetto, S., Shaw, L., Mitchell, AJ., Pacheco, E.M.T., Luciani, F., Farlik, M., Wong, J.J.L., Jung, S., Fraser, ST., and Weninger, W#. A distinct erythro-myeloid that develops at the maternal-embryonic interface and resides in the bone marrow of adult mice. bioRxiv, DOI: *Co-First authors, # Co-Corresponding authors
  2. Tikoo, S*., Jain, R*., Tomasetig, F., On, K., Martinez, B., Heu, C., Stehle, D., Obeidy, P., Guo, D., Vincent, J.N., Cook, A.J.L., Roediger, B., Feil, R., Whan, R.M., and Weninger, W. (2021), Amelanotic B16-F10 melanoma compatible with advanced 3D-imaging modalities. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 141(8), 2090-2094. *Co-First authors
  3. Weninger, W., Biro, M., Jain, R. (2014), Leukocyte migration in the interstitial space of non-lymphoid organs. Nature Reviews Immunology. 14, 232-46
  4. Abtin A*, Jain R*, Mitchell AJ*, Roediger B, Brzoska AJ, Tikoo S, Cheng Q, Ng LG, Cavanagh LL, von Andrian UH, Hickey MJ, Firth N and Weninger W. (2014), Perivascular macrophages mediate neutrophil recruitment during bacterial skin infection. Nature Immunology, 15, 45-53 * Co-first authors
  5. Shulman, Z., Cohen, S.J., Roediger, B., Kalchenko, V., Jain, R., Grabovsky, V., Klein, E., Shinder, V., Stoler-Barak, L., Feigelson, S.W., Meshel, T., Nurmi, S.M., Goldstein, I., Hartley, O., Gahmberg, C.G., Etzioni, A., Weninger, W., Ben-Baruch, A. & Alon, R. (2012), Transendothelial migration of lymphocytes mediated by intraendothelial vesicle stores rather than by extracellular chemokine depots. Nature Immunology, 13, 67-76