Dr. Misty Jenkins PhD

Dr Misty Jenkins BSc (Hons), PhD, MAICD

Dr Misty Jenkins is a NHMRC RD Wright fellow and laboratory head in the Immunology Division at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, where she researches cellular immunology and cancer immunotherapy.  Misty studied her PhD in viral Immunology with Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty and Stephen Turner at The University of Melbourne, followed by postdoctoral positions in immunology and cell biology with Prof Gillian Griffiths at The Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, followed by a postdoctoral position in cancer research with Prof Joe Trapani at The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Dr Jenkins has a long-standing interest in CD8+ T cell cytotoxicity, understanding and imaging the immune synapse, and chimeric antigen receptor immunotherapy. Dr Jenkins laboratory currently researches the use of CART cell immunotherapy for brain cancer. Dr Jenkins was awarded the L’Oreal for Women in Science Fellowship (2013), was Tall Poppy of the year (2015) and won the Westpac/Australian Financial Review Top100 Women of Influence award (2016).