Join us for the next SWiM Inspiring Stories seminar - with Prof Laura Mackay

This month's conversation will be with internationally recognised expert in T cell immunity, Prof Laura Mackay from the Dept of Microbiology & Immunology.

The SWiM: Inspiring Stories, is a monthly seminar series presented by Professor Natalie Hannan, (Associate Dean Diversity and Inclusion) in conversation with women in leadership from across MDHS as they reflect on their careers and share advice, knowledge and experience.

The next seminar: Breaking barriers and role modelling for women in STEMM, featuring Prof Laura Mackay will be held on Tuesday 11 July at 12.30pm via Zoom.

Laura Mackay is a Laboratory Head and Immunology Theme Leader in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the Doherty Institute. She is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Bill and Melinda Gates International Scholar, a Dame Kate Campbell Fellow, a Silvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation Senior Medical Research Fellow, and an NHMRC Leadership Fellow. In 2022, Laura was the youngest ever Fellow elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Her specific research is focussed on T-cells and the immune system, specifically tissue resident memory T cells, and how memory T cells protect the body against disease. She is at the forefront of research on immunological memory, and her research in tissue resident memory T cells has the potential to make effective vaccines for diseases such as malaria and the flu, and different types of cancer.

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