Group Leader, The Cockburn Group - Malaria Immunology
Ian Cockburn's research focuses on immunity to the malaria parasite Plasmodium. He has made critical findings in understanding how CD8+ T cells can find and eliminate parasites in the liver. More recently he has developed new systems to track the B cell and antibody responses to Plasmodium sporozoites and understand how these can be harnessed for effective vaccination. He obtained his PhD in 2005 from the University of Edinburgh and after post-doctoral work at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore was recruited to the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University as an Associate Professor in 2013.