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Dr Lynette Beattie

Dr Lynette Beattie

Dr Lynette Beattie

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Senior Research Officer
Immunology, Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Discovery Research
The University of Melbourne, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Lab Group(s):
Heath Group

Lynette completed her PhD on the immunology of malaria infection at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. She then moved to the University of York in the UK where her research focussed on Leishmaniasis and the mechanisms of control of infection in the liver, with a particular focus on the biology of liver macrophages. In 2015, Lynette relocated to QIMR-Berghofer in Brisbane and then in 2017 to the Doherty Institute where she now runs an independent team within the laboratory of Professor William Heath. Lynette's research currently focusses on the immune response to the liver stage of Plasmodium infection.

  • Key Achievements
    • Lynette has made significant contributions to the understanding of how the host responds to pathogens in the liver. She has more than 40 publications, with some in the top journals for her field including Science, Immunity, Science Immunology and Cell Host and Microbe. She has won multiple major grants as CIA and currently holds grants from both the NH&MRC and the ARC. She was awarded the MJ Gething gender equity award in 2019 and 2021 and is an academic editor with PLOoS One and an editorial review board member for Frontiers in Immunology. Lynette is one of the Doherty representatives on the executive committee for the Women In Science in the Parkville Precinct (WiSPP).

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    Research Groups
    • Heath Group

      Bill’s group’s cellular immunology research currently focuses on understanding killer T cell function with particular reference to improved vaccination strategies and understanding malarial disease.

      Lab Team

      Heath Group

      • Melanie Damtsis
        Research Assistant
      • Senior Research Officer
      • Senior Research Officer
      • Senior Research Officer
      • Lauren Holz
        Research Officer
      • Zhengyu (Jeff) Ge
        PhD Candidate
      • Yu Cheng (Gordon) Chua
        PhD Candidate
      • Thiago Maass Steiner
        PhD Candidate
      • Shirley Le
        Masters student