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Yilu Huang

B-BMED | MC-BMEDSC, University of Melbourne

Yilu Huang is a research assistant in the Atherothrombosis and Vascular Biology laboratory at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.

Yilu is interested in immunology and currently involved in the project of investigating how the conventional T cells contribute to the inflammation that underpins the development and outcome of atherosclerosis, and the human research project studying the immune response in patients following a heart attack.

Yilu graduated from the University of Melbourne with a degree in Bachelor of Biomedicine (majoring in immunology and microbiology). After that, she completed her master’s degree with a First-Class Honours in Prof McCluskey’s lab at the Peter Doherty Institute. During her master research, she focused on investigating the function of mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells, referred to as “unconventional T cells”, during the fungal infection such as Aspergillus Fumigatus.


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