Professor Fabienne Mackay

Professor Fabienne Mackay


Director and CEO
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Elected in 2016
Citation on election

Professor Fabienne Mackay is an internationally renowned immunologist who has published over 138 highly cited research articles and reviews. Her h-index is 56 (12,396 citations). In 2012, she was awarded the Thomson Reuters Citation and innovation Award, and in 2014 a Trophy from the French ministry of foreign affairs for outstanding achievement in research and education as an expatriate. One of her many contributions has been the discovery of BAFF/BLyS as a key factor driving lupus, a breakthrough discovery which led to the development of a now FDA-approved BAFF inhibitor: the first new treatment for lupus in over 50 years.

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