Associate Professor Simeonovic is leader of the Diabetes/Transplantation Immunobiology Group in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease at The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR), ANU. She has over 30 years of experience in diabetes research and focuses on the pathogenesis of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and the molecular mechanisms responsible for beta cell loss in Type 2 diabetes. Her earlier research focussed on the immunobiology of islet transplantation as a treatment for established Type 1 diabetes.
She has supervised 28 PhD, Honours, Masters and undergraduate students (1998-ongoing) and examined > 20 PhD, Honours and MSc theses (1995-2015).
Associate Professor Simeonovic is a member of the Cell Transplantation Editorial Board (1998-) and is a member of the Diabetes Australia Advisory Panel (2015-present).