Poche Ambassador wins Tall Poppy Award

Misty Jenkins wins Tall Poppy Award

Melbourne Poche Centre Ambassador and University of Melbourne alumna, Dr Misty Jenkins has been awarded one of the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for 2015.

Dr Jenkins' work focuses on the area of cytotoxic T lymphocyte biology and she has made a number of critical discoveries on how the immune system controls cancer and rids us of malignant cells. She uses highly innovative live cell imaging and confocal microscopy to define how the immune system rids the body of virus infected or transformed target cells. Imagine our immune system as a powerful weapon against cancer with white blood cells travelling around our bodies to seek and destroy cancerous cells in a rapid and efficient way.