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Dr Hamish McWilliam

Dr Hamish McWilliam

Dr Hamish McWilliam

(03) 9035 7698 | [email protected]

Research Fellow
Host Pathogens Interactions , Immunology
Discovery Research
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Lab Group(s):
Villadangos Group

Hamish McWilliam is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He joined Professor Jose Villadangos’ laboratory in 2013 shortly after receiving his PhD from Monash University. Prior to this he worked for several years at the Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh and the Centre for Animal Biotechnology at the University of Melbourne.

  • Key Achievements
    • Hamish was the recipient of a Dora Lush Biomedical Research Postgraduate Scholarship, and received several travel grants to facilitate his PhD with research visits to both Brisbane at the Queensland Institute for Medical Research and Hunan Province in China. His PhD resulted in several publications and the characterisation of a novel vaccine target for the parasitic disease, schistosomiasis. Prior to this he worked on a diagnostic test for an equine parasite that was subsequently patented.

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    Research Groups
    • Villadangos Group

      Jose’s group combines immunology, biochemistry and cell biology to study how the adaptive immune system detects pathogens and cancer, a process called Antigen Presentation. Their research is applicable to vaccine development, treatment of critically ill patients and the fight against cancer.

      Lab Team

      Villadangos Group

      • Alan Ching
      • Lauren Cox
      • Jesse Crowe
        Honours Student
      • Claire Dumont
      • Giuseppe Infusini
      • Haiyin Liu
      • Hamish McWilliam
        Research Officer
      • Justine Mintern
      • Zehua Tian
        PhD Student
      • Shirin Valikhani
      • Vivian Vuong
      • Matthew Zorkau

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