Dr Laura MacKay

Dr Laura Mackay is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Senior Lecturer at The University of Melbourne.  Laura obtained her PhD from The University of Birmingham (U.K.) in 2009, before taking up a post-doctoral position with Professor Francis Carbone (University of Melbourne). With grant support from the National Health and Medical Research Council and Australian Research Council, Laura established an independent research group at the Doherty Institute in 2015, where her laboratory focuses on cellular immune responses, with a particular focus on the molecular events that govern peripheral lymphocyte differentiation and the role of these cells in mediating anti-viral protection.