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Doctor Linda Reiling

Senior Research Officer, Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies
Linda Reiling

Linda completed her PhD in 2005 at the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany, investigating the role of heat shock proteins in Leishmania infections. She then joined Professor James Beeson's lab at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research as a postdoctoral scientist before moving to the Burnet Institute in 2011 with the rest of the group. Her work is focused on the role of invasion ligands and surface antigens of merozoites as targets of protective antibodies in acquired immunity against both Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria. Recent projects have focused on investigating the role of complement-activating antibodies in protective immunity and the identification of correlates of protection to inform vaccine development. She is also involved in projects aiming at identifying targets of functional antibodies against transmission-stage parasites that can interrupt the transmission to the mosquito vector or the subsequent development in the mosquito.

  • 2005: PhD, University of Hamburg, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
  • 2021: Honorary Fellow, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne;
  • 2020: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Immunology, Monash University;
  • 2018: Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Centre for Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination