Professor Laura Mackay

Professor Laura Mackay


Professor and Laboratory Head
The Doherty Institute
Elected in 2022
Citation on election

Professor Laura Mackay is a Howard Hughes and Bill and Melinda Gates-funded International Scholar, Sylvia and Charles Viertel Senior Research Fellow, NHMRC Leadership Fellow and Dame Kate Campbell Fellow. She has is an internationally recognised expert in T cell immunity, contributing landmark papers that have defined how memory T cell responses are generated in body tissues (Science, Nature, Nature Immunol, Nature Medicine, Immunity).

Professor Mackay’s work has been recognized by prestigious fellowships, international grant funding, speaking invitations and Awards including The Gottschalk Medal (AAS) and Prime Minister’s Prize for Frank Fenner Life Scientist of the Year.

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