Dr Michelle Boyle

Snow Medical Fellow & CSL Centenary Fellow, Burnet Institute
Dr Michelle Boyle is a Snow Medical Fellow & CSL Centenary Fellow at the Burnet Institute, Melbourne. Her research aims to understand how the immune response protects from malaria, and to use this knowledge to develop better vaccines for malaria. She is particularly interested in how chronic infections, like malaria, disrupts the immune response. The overall goal of her research is to develop her drugs to improve protection from malaria in children.

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