Professor Di Yu is an immunologist, global highly cited researcher, and NHMRC Leadership Fellow. He is internationally recognised for the discovery of novel T lymphocyte subsets and their molecular regulators, relevant to health and disease. Bridging the gap between basic immunology and translation, Professor Yu actively collaborates with clinicians and has initiated clinical studies and trials for immune-related disease and immunisation. One such example is the investigator-driven trials of low-dose interleukin-2 therapy in lupus, which have altered clinical practice.
Professor Yu achievements in basic research and translation have been recognised by several awards, including the Academy’s Jian Zhou Medal.