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18 Oct 2019

Associate Professor Scott Mueller awarded Selwyn-Smith Medical Research Prize

Associate Professor Scott Mueller has received the prestigious University of Melbourne Selwyn-Smith Medical Research Prize in recognition of his incredible research achievements in the past three years.

Awarded by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, the prize is awarded to the candidate whose original research has made the most important contribution to medicine since the last award of the prize.

Associate Professor Mueller’s research is focused on defining how immune responses are initiated in response to infections and cancer in order to design new therapies with the ultimate goal of improving health.

“Specifically, this award covers two areas of my work, using dynamic intravital imaging to reveal new paradigms in T cell memory and defining how stromal cells contribute to immunity,” Associate Professor Mueller said.

“I am honoured to receive the Selwyn-Smith Medical Research Prize, which recognises the hard work of my very talented team of researchers and students. Our work would not be possible without the fantastic collaborations and facilities in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Doherty Institute.”

The prize is the result of a generous bequest form Emily Selwyn-Smith.

Associate Professor Mueller is the second consecutive Doherty Institute researcher to win the prize, with Professor Katherine Kedzierska winning in 2016.