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Kim completed her undergraduate studies and Masters Degree in Anatomy and Structural Biology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Kim joined the Autoimmune Kidney Disease and Vasculitis Research Group within the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases at Monash University in 2002 where she completed a staff PhD in Immunology under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Holdsworth and Prof. Richard Kitching. Kim's main research area is investigating the pro-inflammatory role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) in MPO-ANCA vasculitis with a particular focus on looking for potential therapeutics which will prevent NET formation and ameliorate disease. Kim authored the first description of Macrophage Extracellular Traps (METs) in human MPO-ANCA vasculitis (Kidney International 2015), and has co-authored several papers on the role of METs in Lung disease. 

Research area keywords

  • kidney disease
  • Immunology and Inflammation
  • T cells
  • ANCA Vasculitis
  • Neutrophils

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Research Output 2003 2019

A plasmid-encoded peptide from Staphylococcus aureus induces anti-myeloperoxidase nephritogenic autoimmunity

Ooi, J. D., Jiang, J-H., Eggenhuizen, P. J., Chua, L. L., van Timmeren, M., Loh, K. L., O’Sullivan, K. M., Gan, P. Y., Zhong, Y., Tsyganov, K., Shochet, L. R., Ryan, J., Stegeman, C. A., Fugger, L., Reid, H. H., Rossjohn, J., Heeringa, P., Holdsworth, S. R., Peleg, A. Y. & Kitching, A. R., 29 Jul 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 14 p., 3392.

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Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)

CD8+ T cells effect glomerular injury in experimental anti-myeloperoxidase GN

Chang, J., Eggenhuizen, P., O'Sullivan, K. M., Alikhan, M. A., Holdsworth, S. R., Ooi, J. D. & Kitching, A. R., 1 Jan 2017, In : Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 28, 1, p. 47-55 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Deoxyribonuclease 1 reduces pathogenic effects of cigarette smoke exposure in the lung

King, P. T., Sharma, R., O'Sullivan, K. M., Callaghan, J., Dousha, L., Thomas, B., Ruwanpura, S., Lim, S., Farmer, M. W., Jennings, B. R., Finsterbusch, M., Brooks, G., Selemidis, S., Anderson, G. P., Holdsworth, S. R. & Bardin, P. G., 1 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 9 p., 12128.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Interleukin-17RA Promotes Humoral Responses and Glomerular Injury in Experimental Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis

Ghali, J. R., O'Sullivan, K. M., Eggenhuizen, P. J., Holdsworth, S. R. & Kitching, A. R., Mar 2017, In : Nephron. 135, 3, p. 207-223 17 p.

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