Dr Laura Mackay awarded 2019 Viertel Fellowship

Dr Laura Mackay (School of Biomedical Sciences) has been awarded a $1.25 million, five year Viertel Foundation Fellowship to further her research into co-opting  the body's existing immune cells to work against viruses and cancers.

The Viertel Foundation's Senior Medical Research Fellowship (SMRF) is intended to be amongst the most prestigious awards available to outstanding medical researchers in Australia.

"It's an honour and privilege to be awarded the 2019 Viertel Fellowship, the funds will go a long way in advancing my quest to harness the immune system to fight infection and cancer," Dr Mackay said.

"Investing in medical research is paramount for scientists to make discoveries and to enhance treatments. This is a tremendous commitment by the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation and one that I'm extremely appreciative of."

Please join us in congratulating Dr Mackay on this fantastic achievement!

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