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Bridging the divide in research

Dr Misty Jenkins

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Dr Misty Jenkins can be found in the lab, looking down a microscope at immune T cells. As a young Indigenous woman she was inspired by her role models to pursue a career in research. 

She discusses how Indigenous women in medical and health research bring not only a fresh and innovative approach but a deep cultural sensitivity, which is important to bridge the divide between western science and Indigenous science.