Dr Paula Gonzalez-Figueroa has been awarded the Elizabeth Greene Industry Development Award to help fund her drug development project at the Centre for Personalised Immunology (CPI).
Philanthropist Peter Yates AM and his family established this program in honour of his half-sister Elizabeth Greene, who died from lupus.
Dr Gonzalez-Figueroa expressed her gratitude to Mr Yates for his generosity in honour of his half-sister and spoke of her own personal connection to autoimmune diseases.
“This [project] allows us to have a positive impact for so many families, including mine. My mother suffered from autoimmune disease for a long time before being diagnosed with lupus” said Dr Gonzalez-Figueroa.