Associate Professor Wai-Hong Tham
Howard Hughes-Wellcome Trust International Research Scholar
Joint Division Head of Infection and Immunity, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Associate Professor Wai-Hong Tham received her PhD from Princeton University. She is currently a Howard Hughes-Wellcome Trust International Research Scholar and Joint Division Head of Infection and Immunity at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.
The Tham laboratory is focused on deciphering new host-pathogen interactions that govern successful malaria infection. The overarching aim is to rationally design and generate new inhibitors or antibodies that block these interactions and hence, malaria infection in humans.
For her contribution to understanding malaria parasite invasion, she has received the inaugural 2011 Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research (team prize), the 2017 David Syme Research Prize and the 2018 Burnet Prize.