Infectious Diseases and Immune Defence

Our division aims to gain knowledge and make discoveries that will aid in the prevention, treatment and management of infectious diseases.

Leadership and management

Acting Division Head
Stella Kyvetos
Division Coordinator
Laboratory Head
Laboratory Head
Deputy Director
Laboratory Head
Laboratory Head


The infections we research represent major global and national problems, including those that particularly affect our Indigenous communities.

Much of our research is dedicated to making fundamental discoveries that will have broad impact across many different infections. This includes infections that have developed resistance to conventional treatments.

The nature of our research spans performing work in the laboratory, doing field work in diverse countries and remote areas, and testing new therapies all the way to the clinic.

To contact the division please email Karen Mackwell, Division Coordinator, at mackwell@wehi.edu.au