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Dr Claire Gordon

Dr Claire Gordon

Dr Claire Gordon

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Senior Research Fellow
Lab Group(s):
Laura Mackay Group

Dr Claire Gordon an immunology scientist and infectious diseases physician. She is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Infectious Diseases Physician at Austin Health, Clinical Lead at North Eastern Public Health Unit and Director of the Australian Donation and Transplantation Biobank. Claire completed training in infectious diseases in 2011 and then studied T cell memory at Columbia University and the University of Oxford until returning to Melbourne in 2018. Claire is currently working in the Laboratory of Professor Laura Mackay, investigating the identification and function of human tissue-resident memory T cells in infection, cancer and autoimmunity.

  • Key Achievements
    • Claire’s research focuses on innovative projects that bridge the gap between basic science research and clinical medicine. Claire has made significant contributions to the understanding of human tissue T cell immunity in health, infection, cancer and autoimmunity, resulting in publications in leading journals such Immunity and Nature Medicine. Claire has been the recipient of numerous competitive fellowships and grants including a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship, NHMRC Ideas grant, Fulbright postgraduate scholarship and Endeavour postgraduate scholarship . Claire established and leads the Australian Donation and Transplantation Biobank which aims to link organ donation with medical research.

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    Research Groups
    • Laura Mackay Group

      Laura’s group aims to understand how the immune system responds to infection. Research is focused on uncovering the signals that guide lymphocyte development in peripheral tissues, with an aim to discover new therapies to boost protective immunity.

      Lab Team

      Laura Mackay Group

      • Claire Gordon
        Research Fellow, Infectious Diseases Physician, Austin Health
      • Thomas Burn
        Research Officer
      • Susan Christo
        Research Officer
      • Maximilien Evrard
        Research Officer, University of Melbourne McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow
      • Raissa Fonseca
        Research Officer
      • Luke Gandolfo
        Research Officer (Computational Biology)
      • Research Fellow
      • Natasha Zamudio
        Research Officer
      • Brooke Davies
        Research Assistant
      • Allison Clatch
        PhD Student
      • Nagela Ghabdan Zanluqui
        PhD Student
      • Andreas Obers
        PhD Student
      • Maleika Osman
        PhD Student