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Associate Professor Alex McLellan wins HRC Explorer Grant

Posted by on 12 April 2017 | Comments

Congratulations to Associate Professor Alex McLellan, who has been awarded a funding grant of $150,000 over 24 months from the Health Research Council.

The funded research project, entitled A proton switch for T cell migration and activation, will exploit the low pH environment of solid tumours as a means of enhancing immunotherapy that targets T cells.

HRC Explorer Grants are intended to provide seed support for transformative research ideas at an early stage, before an application for greater investment through standard funding mechanisms. 

Alex and Sarah with clones of new T Cell receptor genes to target solid cancers

Associate Professor Alex McLellan (left) and Postdoctoral Fellow Sarah Saunderson with clones of new T cell receptor genes to target solid cancers.