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Amanda L. Patchett

Amanda is an early career postdoctoral research fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania. Her primary research incorporates molecular immunology and computer-based analyses to explore interactions between cancer cells and healthy Tasmanian devil cells in devil facial tumour disease (DFTD). Amanda’s research aims to determine how DFTD cells can evade the immune response to grow and survive across genetically-diverse devils. This research will contribute to an improved understanding of the susceptibility of devils to contagious cancers, and will facilitate the development of immunotherapies and vaccines that can be used to protect devils from DFTD in the wild.


  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Tasmania