PhD Student

Monash University

Role of plasminogen in the regulation of macrophage function and in bacterial infections (PhD)

Supervisor’s name:

Prof. James Whisstock
Dr Ruby Law

Hui Li is currently undertaking her Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, based at the Monash Biomedical Discovery Institute.

Hui Li was rewarded her Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced with Honours from Monash University in 2019. During her undergraduate studies, she completed a Research In Action Unit in the Whisstock lab where she investigated the consequences of a specific Plasminogen clinical mutant. This was her first encounter with the Whisstock Lab, and from then on, she decided to continue with her Honours degree, followed by a PhD degree, both in the Whisstock Lab.

While still focusing on Plasminogen, Hui’s current research theme has expanded to look at how Plasminogen modulates the immune system and how certain bacterial species have hijacked this Plasminogen-activation system to enhance their virulence.

Hui is supported by an Australian Government RTP stipend. She aims to strive through her PhD program while also looking forward to participating in the academic sector in the upcoming years.

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

Research Theme:
Imaging Immune Effectors