Amanda Patchett

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Tasmania

Hobart, TAS

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Amanda is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania. Her PhD investigated activation of immune responses in the Tasmanian devil and was completed at the University of Tasmania in 2018. Amanda's current research incorporates molecular immunology and computer-based approaches to explore interactions between cancer cells and healthy host cells in devil facial tumour disease (DFTD), a contagious cancer threatening Tasmanian devil populations. This research aims to determine how DFTD cells evade the immune response to be transmitted across genetically-diverse devils. By improving our understanding of the susceptibility of devils to contagious cancers, Amanda's research aims to facilitate the development of immunotherapies and vaccines that can be used to protect devils from DFTD in the wild.