Laura Mackay, PhD

Laboratory Head and Senior Lecturer, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Dr. Mackay was awarded a 2018 Michelson Prize for “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.