2002 NHMRC Menzies Fellow
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Dr Marie Estcourt was awarded the NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellowship to study ‘CD8 T cell memory generation following cell mediated vaccination’. Her research focuses on understanding T cell responses in persisting infections and interactions of T cells with the innate immune system.
Her Fellowship will be completed at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Radcliff Hospital, Oxford University and at the University of Western Australia.
Studied at: University of Western Australia; University of Oxford
Marie is undertaking her MPhil through the department of Population Health at the University of Western Australia. She is primarily based at the Telethon Kids Institute in WA, where she is co-supervised by CFAR chief investigator Dianne Campbell. Marie is conducting a research project for her thesis, “Case-cohort study of the association between pertussis vaccination in infancy and the risk of IgE-mediated food allergy” that she hopes to be completed by end of 2017. Marie is interested in investigating the impact of different types of pertussis vaccine received in infancy on the development of food allergy. Marie holds a PhD in Medical Science from ANU and her background is in vaccine development and viral immunology.
Scholarship Year: 2002
Fields of Interest
Immunology, Medicine, T Cells