Misty Jenkins

cellular immunologist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Dr Misty Jenkins, from the Gunditjmara people, is a cellular immunologist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. She is currently a NHMRC fellow and investigates the biology of white blood cells in the immune system. She was the Tall Poppy of the Year in 2015 and was awarded the L'Oreal for women in Science Fellowship in 2013.

Misty has served on multiple institutional and government education and advisory committees and is a strong advocate for biomedical research, mentoring, gender equity, professional development and science policy. She is a governing board member of the Centre of Indigenous Genomics (NCIG) at ANU and has a passion for Indigenous health and encouraging more Indigenous youth to take up careers in science.