Neeru Varese

Program Manager


Neeru joined the Immune Therapies Group in 2022. She will support projects for COVID-19 antiviral therapies and cancer therapies which use Stellabody® technology developed by the research group.

Prior to joining Burnet, Neeru worked for Monash University for over 25 years as a Research Assistant, Senior Research Officer and Lab Manager in projects elucidating the mechanisms of allergy and allergen immunotherapy as well as projects investigating the B cell responses to COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines.


  • 2022-present Program Manager, Burnet Institute, Australia
  • 2005-2022 Senior Research Officer/Lab Manager, Monash University, Australia
  • 1997-2004 Research Assistant, Monash University, Australia


  • 2004: MSc, Monash University, Australia
  • 1996: BSc(Hons), Monash University, Australia

Projects (3)

Current (3)

  • Stellabody®

  • Stellabody® Technology in Infectious Disease – COVID-19 and beyond

  • Stellabody® Technology in Cancer Therapy