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.
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).