Cynthia Turnbull is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in the ANU College of Health and Medicine.

She is interested in how genetic mutations drive diseases like cancer and autoimmunity, such as Multiple Sclerosis. She has expertise in the field of immunology and autoimmune diseases. Dr Turnbull hopes that by learning more about the regulators of the immune system (like the DECTIN-1 protein) we can treat all forms of disease.

Dr Turnbull also has a passion for science communication participating in 3MT competitions, YouTube videos and a radio interview (2GB, Healthy Living with Dr Ross Walker).

Fields of expertise



Fungus-fighting protein could help defeat autoimmune disease and cancer

A protein in the immune system programmed to protect the body from fungal infections is also responsible for…

7 December 2023

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