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Dr Maximilien Evrard

Dr Maximilien Evrard

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Research Fellow
Discovery Research
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI) , The University of Melbourne
Lab Group(s):
Laura Mackay Group

Maximilien Evrard is an ARC DECRA Fellow in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. Maximilien graduated with a Masters of Science (First Class Honours) from the Paris Diderot University in 2012. He then pursed his PhD studies at the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN, A*STAR) Dr Lai Guan Ng’s laboratory, where he discovered committed neutrophil precursors in the bone marrow. After completing his PhD in 2017, Maximilien joined Prof Laura Mackay’s group at the University of Melbourne, where he currently leads studies investigating the differentiation and function of tissue-resident memory T cells, with a particular focus on the intestine.

  • Key Achievements
    • Maximilien is an early career researcher and has made key contributions to the field of immune cell differentiation during health, infection and cancer, resulting in high impact first-author publications in leading journals such as Immunity and Journal of Experimental Medicine. Since completing his PhD in 2017, Maximilien has been awarded multiple competitive fellowships and grants to investigate the development and function of tissue-resident memory T cells, including a University of Melbourne McKenzie Fellowship (2018), an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA Fellowship (2023), a University of Melbourne project grant (2019) and an ARC Discovery Project grant (2020).

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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
      • Research 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