Dr Lucy Sullivan completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) and PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2002. Her early research focussed on comparative aspects of lung physiology, during which time she developed a keen interest in immunity. This prompted a change in direction for her postdoctoral research where she joined the University of Melbourne in the lab of Professor Andrew Brooks in 2002. Since then, her studies have focused on understanding the interactions between major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules and receptors of the innate and adaptive immune systems. Current projects include understanding how viruses shape immune responses during lung transplantation.
During her postdoctoral training, Lucy was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Peter Doherty Research Fellowship. During this time, she was also awarded an NHMRC Travelling Award for Research Training, where she spent three months at the University of Cambridge. In 2009, Lucy was the recipient of an NHMRC Career Development Award. She has received research grant support from the NHMRC and the University of Melbourne. Her strong publication record is reflective of her significant contribution to her field of research. Currently, Lucy is a member of the Scientific Program and Education Committee for the Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ).
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