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Doctor Helen Zihui Wei

Senior Research Scientist

Helen works in the Global Health Diagnostic Laboratory. Her project aims to develop a point-of-care test for plasmodium vivax malaria, as well as to develop a point-of-care diagnostic to detect Hepatitis B e antigen. Helen completed her PhD in the Department of Pharmacology at Monash University.

Her previous research was focused on cardiovascular immunology, investigating the role of T cells in promoting the pathogenesis of hypertension and novel targets of the immune system to treat the condition.

  • 2013 - 2017: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., Pharmacology) Monash University, Australia
  • 2009 - 2012: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons, First class), Monash University, Australia
  • 2013 – 2017: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) for PhD Studies
  • 2015: Oral finalist of HBPRCA 2015 student
  • 2014: State of the Heart Student Travel Grant
  • 2014: Three Minute Thesis competition Monash University: Finalist in the Department of Pharmacology
  • Finalist in the School of Biomedical Science
  • 2009 – 2011: Monash University Scholarship for Excellence and Equity
  • 2018 – Present: Research Officer (Burnet Institute)
  • 2018: Research Officer (La Trobe University)
  • 2017 - 2018: Research Officer (Monash Univeristy, Pharmacology)
  • 2013 - 2017: Teaching Associate (Monash University, Pharmacology)
  • 2011: Casual Research Assistant (Monash University, Pharmacology)