Dr Laura Mackay
Dr Laura Mackay is a Laboratory Head and Senior Lecturer at The University of Melbourne. She is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) - Gates International Scholar, recipient of the Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award, serves on ASI council as the representative for The Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA) and holds an Adjunct Prof. appointment at the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR. Laura obtained her PhD from The University of Birmingham, U.K., in 2009, before taking up a post-doctoral position with Prof. Francis Carbone (University of Melbourne). With grant support from the NHMRC and ARC, Laura established an independent group at the Peter Doherty Institute in 2015. Her laboratory studies cellular immune responses, with a focus on the genes and signals that control resident memory T cell differentiation, with a view to harness these cells to develop new treatments against infection, cancer, and autoimmune disease.
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