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Dr Lynn Corcoran

It's been a privilege to explore the the biological world in the context of cancer and infectious disease, and to encourage others.

Inducted:
2013
Category:
Honour Roll

Dr Lynn Corcoran is Principal Research Fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research at the University of Melbourne. Lynn has made seminal contributions within the research fields of cancer, parasitology and immunology. She has national and international standing as an exceptional and energising speaker and educator, and her work in molecular immunology continues to have significant and lasting impact.

Her professional roles include Laboratory Head in the Molecular Immunology Division of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Her collaboration with Tasmanian researchers on enhancing immune responses in Tasmanian devils may lead to new treatments for the devil facial tumour disease that has been decimating this highly endangered marsupial population. Her research into cancer and the immune system is described as inspirational.

Addressing the severe under-representation of women in the medical research sector is one of Lynn's passions and she is known for her direct encouragement of women in the field.

Amongst her many other roles the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Lynn co-chairs a progressive and active Gender Equity Committee. The committee has implemented policies and programs that aim to support women through career progression, including various initiatives for improving childcare options and supporting parenting needs.

Reviewed 25 May 2022

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