Science “in situ”: Sharing our Practice, Our Research, Our Insights
Date: Friday 26 November 2021
Venue: La Trobe University, Bundoora
Associate Professor Misty Jenkins (@DrMistyJenkins)
Misty Jenkins is a NHMRC fellow and laboratory head in the Immunology Division at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research, where she researches cellular immunology and cancer immunotherapy. Misty studied her PhD in Immunology at The University of Melbourne, followed by postdoctoral positions at The Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Misty has a long-standing interest in how a specialized group of white blood cells, CD8+ T cells, kill cancer. Her current research program currently researches the use of T cell immunotherapy for brain cancer. Misty was awarded the L’Oreal for Women in Science Fellowship (2013), was Tall Poppy of the year (2015), was awarded the Westpac/Australian Financial Review Top100 Women of Influence award (2016) in recognition for her significant contribution to science and gender equity. Misty accepted the appointment of STAV Patron in September 2020.
Dr Shane Huntington OAM (@DrShaneRRR)
Shane is the Chief Executive Officer of Little Big Steps; a kids cancer charity. He is a speaker, trainer and facilitator. He has been providing consulting services in communication and strategy for over 20 years. Shane was an academic until 2008 with a PhD in Physics. His specialty was in Photonics and Imaging and he has published more than 70 refereed journal papers. Shane was the Founder of the Telescopes in Schools Program, a Victorian based initiative designed to bring the wonders of Astronomy and education to low SES schools in Melbourne’s Northern and Western suburbs and rural districts through the provision of research grade telescopes and support. He is the host and producer of 3RRR’s science radio program Einstein A Go Go. Over the last 29 years he has interviewed thousands of scientists and explained hundreds of scientific concepts to the public. In 2020 he was awarded an Order of Australia in recognition of his science communication work.