AID researchers are drawn from infectious disease experts from across QIMR and UQ who apply leading technologies to identify, understand and prevent infectious disease.

Dr Michelle Wykes (ARC Future Fellow)

Dr Michelle Wykes studies the mechanisms by which Plasmodium spp, which cause malaria, are able to evade immunity, with a view to developing novel therapeutics.

Her recent research has focussed on the Programmed cell death pathway (PD-1) and how the ligands PD-L1 and PD-L2 mediate chronic and severe disease as well as initiating immunity.

Publications by Michelle Wykes