SCS student wins top prize in Immunology

Congratulations Heidi Fettke, a translational PhD student at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (SCS), who has been awarded the prestigious Nairn Prize in Immunology.

The Nairn Prize is given to the top Honours student each year enrolled in immunology at Monash University.

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.