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Associate Professor Margaret Hibbs 

Department of Immunology - Leukocyte Signalling Laboratory

Margaret Hibbs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology, within the School of Translational Medicine, and Group leader of the Leukocyte Signalling Laboratory.

The Leukocyte Signaling Laboratory is studying signaling pathways that play a role in immune system development and function. We are primarily interested in what regulates the development of immunity and we are trying to understand the processes that are perturbed when autoimmunity and inflammatory diseases develop. We are also interested in understanding what regulates haematopoiesis or blood cell development, and believe that this will give us a greater understanding of the signals that go awry in the development of blood cell cancers. The lab also has a major interest in understanding the mechanisms underlying chronic inflammatory lung disease and we aim to identifying key pathways or targets for therapeutic intervention.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, PhD, Biochemical and molecular biological analysis of mouse and human Fc receptors, University of Melbourne

Apr 1984Feb 1988

Pathology, BSc(Hons), The cell surface phenotype of mouse neutrophils, University of Melbourne


Biochemistry and Pathology, BSc, University of Melbourne


Research area keywords

  • Autoimmunity
  • Haematopoiesis
  • Chronic inflammatory lung disease

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