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Dr

Misty Jenkins

Honorary
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
immunology
mice
t-lymphocytes, cytotoxic
perforin
humans
mice, inbred c57bl
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Dr

Misty Jenkins

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell Immunotherapy
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Dr

Misty Jenkins

 

www.wehi.edu.au/people/misty-jenkins

Our research team investigates the biology of white blood cells called cytotoxic lymphocytes. These cells are the serial killers of the immune system, and it’s their job to seek and destroy cancerous and virus infected cells.

We are studying the cell biology behind how killer lymphocytes acquire the ability to kill and detach from cancer cells.

Recent advances in cancer immunotherapy have aimed to recruit the immune system to fight cancer; this has shown great clinical promise.

Our work is trying to understand the cell biology of an effective immune response to extend these therapies to cover a broader range of malignancies, and allow for sustained immune responses.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 27 most recent scholarly works by Misty Jenkins.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

CSIRO Professional Achievement in STEM

2016

Australian Financial Review/Westpac Top 100 Women of Influence (Innovation Category)

2015

Tall Poppy Award

2013

L'Oreal for Women in Science Fellowship

4

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

University of Melbourne