2018 MICHELSON PRIZE WINNER

Laura Mackay, Ph.D.

Laboratory Head and Senior Lecturer
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
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Targeting tissue-resident immune cells for enhanced immune protection

Dr. MacKay is studying recently described subset of immune cells called tissue resident memory T cells, which combat various viral infections and cancer. The research that will be funded by the Prize will examine immune responses by tissue resident memory T cells to harness their protective functions to improve vaccines and immunotherapies.

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