15 May 2017

Congratulations to Immunology prize winners!

Heidi Fettke won the Nairn prize for top
Honours student in 2016
Congratulations to the Immunology and Human Pathology students who were recently awarded prizes for their 2016 efforts!

Nairn Prize: top Honours student

The Nairn Prize in Immunology, named after the Department's founding chairman, Professor Richard Nairn, is given to the top Immunology Honours student completing his or her project at Monash and coordinated within the Department of Immunology and Pathology.

Congratulations to Heidi Fettke, who is now a translational PhD student at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS) after completing her Honours year last year.

Heidi was awarded the Nairn Prize in Immunology for her Bachelor of Science (Honours) project, where she investigated the potential role of the c-Myc oncogene in driving expression of an immuno-inhibitory molecule, PD-L1, in glioblastoma tumours (a lethal brain cancer).  Heidi completed her project under the supervision of Professor Terrance Johns, Centre for Cancer Research at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research.

Heidi is currently researching biomarkers in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer under the supervision of Associate Professor Arun Azad, Department of Medicine.

Mark Barnett Prize: top level 3 student undertaking immunology

The Mark Barnett prize is in memory of a dedicated lecturer in the department, Dr Mark Barnett, and is offered to the top level 3 undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Biomedical Science (BBiomedSc) student undertaking immunology as their major field of study. It was awarded to Ms Fizza Arshad.

Jared Purton Prize: top level 2 student undertaking immunology

The Jared Purton Prize in Immunology is in memory of a former PhD graduate from the department who was tragically killed while completing his post-doctoral training overseas. This award is offered to the top level 2 undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Biomedical Science (BBiomedSc) student undertaking IMM2011 and IMM2022. It was awarded to Ms Zoe Magill.

See previous prize winners at: www.med.monash.edu.au/immunology/prizes.html

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