Dr Nandini Makwana - Institute for Respiratory Health

Dr Nandini Makwana

Dr Nandini Makwana

Research Fellow

Nandini completed her bachelor’s in microbiology and master’s in health science from the University of Pune, India. She began her career as a research assistant at the National Institute of Virology, India, which is recognised as a WHO Collaborating Center for arboviruses and hemorrhagic fever reference and research. She moved on to work at the National AIDS Research Institute for a couple of years, where she conducted research on anti-retroviral drugs. Nandini received her PhD degree in 2017 from the University of Western Australia; her research was to understand the effects of cytomegalovirus on immune cells in kidney transplant patients. She later worked as a research scientist on cancer immunotherapy for a private company, Selvax Pty Ltd. She joined NCARD in February 2019. Her research interest lies in identifying tumour neo-antigens and using them as personalised cancer vaccines.