Garvan Institute of Medical Research
A/Prof Cindy Ma completed an undergraduate B. Med. Sci. with Honours first class at the University of Sydney, before obtaining her PhD through the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. She joined the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in 2006, initially as a NHMRC funded Peter Doherty Early Career Biomedical Research Fellow and subsequently a NHMRC Career Development Fellow. Since 2013, she has been a Group Leader in the Immunology Division at the Garvan Institute, and is currently a NSW Ministry of Health Early-Mid Career Research Fellow and a conjoint Associate Professor at St Vincent’s Clinical School at UNSW Sydney. Her research interests lie in the study of human diseases of the immune system. This includes primary immunodeficiencies and how genetic mutations in critical genes result in immune dysfunction and disease in affected individuals, as well as autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma and Sjogren’s syndrome.