Victorian Cancer Agency Mid-Career Fellow
Charis is a cancer and immunology researcher in Australia. Her work focuses on developing and improving life-saving cancer immunotherapy strategies. Using pre-clinical models and cutting-edge technologies, she discovers the best strategies to train immune cells to hunt and destroy cancer cells with precision. A Victorian Cancer Agency Mid-Career Fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Charis holds a PhD from ANU, a Master in Public Health from University of Sydney and BSc (Hons) from ANU.
As a mother to two young daughters, Charis strives to create a healthier future for the next generation. Her advocacy for women in STEMM disciplines has been recognised by Superstar of STEM and 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australian awards. She partners with local schools to deliver science activities in the classroom and run scientific discovery tours to encourage young girls to pursue STEMM careers.