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Health Sciences profile

Oliver Eltherington

PositionAssistant Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Pathology (Dunedin)
QualificationsBSc(Hons) in Biology, MRes in Immunobiology
Research summaryImmunology, immunotherapy and tolerance


My primary interests are immunology, immunotherapy and tolerance. I am currently working with the Hibma group on HPV E7 protein and its influence on the immune response.


Tschirley, A. M., Stockwell, P. A., Rodger, E. J., Eltherington, O., Morison, I. M., Christensen, N., Chatterjee, A., & Hibma, M. (2021). The mouse papillomavirus epigenetic signature is characterised by DNA hypermethylation after lesion regression. Viruses, 13, 2045. doi: 10.3390/v13102045

Spiering, R., Jansen, M. A. A., Wood, M. J., Fath, A. A., Eltherington, O., Anderson, A. E., … Hilkens, C. M. U. (2019). Targeting of tolerogenic dendritic cells to heat-shock proteins in inflammatory arthritis. Journal of Translational Medicine, 17, 375. doi: 10.1186/s12967-019-2128-4

Anderson, A. E., Swan, D. J., Wong, O. Y., Buck, M., Eltherington, O., Harry, R. A., … Hilkens, C. M. U. (2017). Tolerogenic dendritic cells generated with dexamethasone and vitamin D3 regulate rheumatoid arthritis CD4+ T cells partly via transforming growth factor-β1. Clinical & Experimental Immunology, 187(1), 113-123. doi: 10.1111/cei.12870

Bell, G. M., Anderson, A. E., Diboll, J., Reece, R., Eltherington, O., Harry, R. A., … Isaacs, J. D. (2017). Autologous tolerogenic dendritic cells for rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 76(1), 227-234. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-208456