Associate Professor Heidi Drummer
Heidi Drummer (PhD) received her BScHons degree in 1988 and her PhD degree in 1993 from the University of Melbourne, Australia studying the role of humoral and cellular immunity to influenza virus. She completed 5 years of post-doctoral training at the School of Veterinary Science, Melbourne University, studying viruses that affect performance in racehorses. In 1998, she moved to St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research where she established an independent research group investigating Hepatitis C Virus entry. In 2005 she moved her laboratory to the Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia and she is currently co-head of the Viral Entry and Vaccines Laboratory. Her group investigates how Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus attach to and enter cells with the aim of developing vaccines and therapeutics. Previously an RD Wright Biomedical Research Fellow, she now holds an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship and is Deputy Head of the Centre for Biomedical Research. She is adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Monash University and leads the Hepatitis C Vaccine development program at the Burnet Institute.