A/Prof Nick Huntington
A/Prof. Huntington is a laboratory head at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He is an international leader on natural killer (NK) biology and his most notably contributions include; regulatory mechanisms of IL-15 signalling in NK cells, identification of human and murine NK cell differentiation pathways, novel xenograft models to study human NK cell biology and identification of innate checkpoints in tumour immunity. A/Prof. Huntington leads a research program aimed at deciphering the regulatory networks that control NK cell homeostasis and tumour surveillance. A/Prof. Huntington was awarded the 2016 Burnet Prize for his discovery of checkpoints in NK cell activation in tumour immunity and serves as Project Director on an academic/industry collaborative research project aimed at drugging these checkpoints.