Dr Anne Bruestle, from the Australian National University (ANU), has been awarded a Young Tall Poppy award for the Australian Capital Territory in the 2018 awards.
The Young Tall Poppy Awards are run in each state and are awarded by the Australian Institute of Police and Science (AIPS). The awards recognise the achievements of outstanding young researchers who are passionate about communicating their research and engaging with the community. They are aimed at encouraging young Australians into university studies, especially in the area of the sciences, by showcasing Australian intellectual and scientific excellence.
Dr Bruestle is currently working on a research project – funded by a project grant awarded by MS Research Australia in 2017 – looking at adaptive immune cells called Th17 cells, which are found in multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions and play an important role in disease development. You can find out more on her project and the progress she has made so far here.
MS Research Australia would like to congratulate Dr Bruestle on her well-deserved award.
You can read more about the awards and the other award-winners here.