Senior Research Fellow in Immunology, University of Tasmania

Andrew Flies earned his PhD from Michigan State University for studying the immune system of spotted hyenas. His research uncovered correlations between social structure, ecology, and immune defenses in wild hyenas in Kenya and a captive facility. He is currently a senior research research fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania. His research focus is on developing an immunotherapies and vaccines for the Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease, and bringing wild and comparative immunology to the mainstream of research.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Senior research fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
  • 2014–2020
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
  • 2018–2020
    ARC DECRA fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
  • 2013–2014
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of South Australia
  • 2006–2012
    graduate research assistant/fellow, Michigan State University
  • 2004–2006
    Research assistant, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2003–2004
    Research assistant, The Mayo Clinic

Education

  • 2012 
    Michigan State University, Dual PhD / Zoology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Honours

PhD