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Dr Lucy Sullivan

Dr Lucy Sullivan

Dr Lucy Sullivan

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Senior Research Officer
Immunology, Viral Infectious Diseases
Discovery Research, Clinical and health systems research
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Lab Group(s):
Brooks Group

Dr Lucy Sullivan completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) and PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2002. Her early research focussed on comparative aspects of lung physiology, during which time she developed a keen interest in immunity. This prompted a change in direction for her postdoctoral research where she joined the University of Melbourne in the lab of Professor Andrew Brooks in 2002. Since then, her studies have focused on understanding the interactions between major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules and receptors of the innate and adaptive immune systems. Current projects include understanding how viruses shape immune responses during lung transplantation.

  • Key Achievements
    • During her postdoctoral training, Lucy was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Peter Doherty Research Fellowship. During this time, she was also awarded an NHMRC Travelling Award for Research Training, where she spent three months at the University of Cambridge. In 2009, Lucy was the recipient of an NHMRC Career Development Award. She has received research grant support from the NHMRC and the University of Melbourne. Her strong publication record is reflective of her significant contribution to her field of research. Currently, Lucy is a member of the Scientific Program and Education Committee for the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ).

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    Research Groups
    • Brooks Group

      Research in Andrew’s laboratory is largely centred on how natural killer cells and T cells impact the outcomes of viral infection, cancer and transplantation.

      Lab Team

      Brooks Group

      • Dr Lucy Sullivan
        Senior Research Fellow
      • Dr Jie Lin
        Research Officer
      • Dr Philippa Saunders
        Research Officer
      • Dr Sanda Stankovic
        Research Officer
      • Jacqueline Widjaja
        Research Assistant
      • Christopher Harpur
        PhD Student
      • Shu Cheng Wong
        PhD Student
      • Dr Shinta Dewi
        PhD Student

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