Denise Leyton is the recipient of a 4-year ARC Future Fellowship, for her work fighting infections.
“As a new lab head, this Fellowship will allow me to grow and train a dynamic team of research scientists,” said Dr Leyton.
Dr Leyton studies disease-causing molecules called autotransporters, with the aim of developing ways to fight against them.
“This knowledge could be used to develop new antimicrobials to act as a new frontline of defence against a plethora of infectious diseases,” she said.
See the ANU Media release, 'Future Fellowships awarded to ANU big thinkers' 16 december, 2015.