Misty Jenkins

PhD

Parkville VIC 3052, Australia

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)

Misty-Jenkins-pp.jpg

About

Associate Professor

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Our research focusses on a type of adoptive T cell immunotherapy called Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell (CAR T cell) therapy.  CAR T cells are engineered from a patient’s own T cell, to recognise and attack cancer cells. We are designing and testing CAR T cells directed against adult and paediatric brain tumours. We are also investigating how to best activate T cells to allow for tailored immune responses to solid tumours.