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Jessica Horton

Honorary Associate
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Jessica completed her PhD, which explored determinants of sustained immunity to malaria, in 2023 under the supervision of Professor James Beeson. Her work investigates immune markers associated with long-lasting antibody-mediated malaria protection and examines vaccine design features and host characteristics which impact vaccine-induced antibody responses.

Prior to commencing her research on malaria at Burnet Institute in 2019, Jessica studied viral triggers of type 1 diabetes as an Honours student and Research Assistant at the Prince of Wales Hospital and University of NSW.

  • 2023: Doctor of Philosophy, University if Melbourne
  • 2016: Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), University of NSW
  • 2023: Research Assistant, Burnet Institute
  • 2019–2023: PhD student, Burnet Institute
  • 2017–2018: Research Assistant, University of NSW
  • 2020: Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination (ACREME) Travel Award
  • 2019: University of Melbourne Research Training Program Scholarship
  • 2019: Three-minute thesis People’s Choice Award, Burnet Student Symposium
  • 2016: School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences Honours Scholarship, University of NSW
  • 2015: University of NSW Faculty of Science Dean’s List