Nicole La Gruta

Professor Nicole La Gruta is head of the T cell development and function laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University. She completed postdoctoral studies at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee, before returning to Melbourne in 2002 with Laureate Prof Peter Doherty at the University of Melbourne. Nicole was recruited to Monash University in 2016 and was recently awarded an NHMRC Investigator Fellowship to continue a comprehensive program of research elucidating the key determinants of robust T cell immunity, ageing related T cell dysfunction, and T cell mediated autoimmunity. She was recently appointed Interim Head, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University.