A/Prof Kim Jacobson is an expert in understanding how we form immunity to pathogens. In particular, her research focuses on why immune memory is dysfunctional in chronic or recurrent infections such as HIV and malaria. She is head of the B cell and Antibody Memory laboratory at Monash University, a Bellberry-Viertel Fellow and a 2016 Young Tall Poppy Science Award recipient.
A/Prof Jacobson received her PhD from University of Sydney, before undertaking postdoctoral research as a NHMRC CJ Martin Fellow at Yale University in the USA and at WEHI in Australian. A/Prof Jacobson has recently relocated to Monash University to establish her own laboratory, focusing on immune memory regulation in health and chronic disease.
2016 VIC Young Tall Poppy Science Award recipient