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Dr Sara Hadjigol is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases at Monash University. In 2017, Sara completed her PhD majoring in Immunology and Microbiology at Laureate Professor Paul Foster’s laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Newcastle. Her project investigated the mechanisms of how bacterial infection-induced activation of innate immune pathways led to asthma exacerbation in a mouse model of allergic airways disease. She also studied the therapeutic potential of miRNA expression is altering disease progression.

Sara joined the Autoimmune Kidney Disease and Vasculitis Research Group under the supervision of Professor Richard Kitching in 2018. Her main research area is investigating the immune responses in experimental models of autoimmune anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease, particularly focusing on defining the phenotype of various T cell populations including antigen-specific CD4+ T cells, regulatory T cells, anergic and effector memory T cells in maintenance and loss of tolerance.

Education/Academic qualification

Microbiology and Immunology, Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Newcastle

Research area keywords

  • immunology and inflammation

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract

Lipopolysaccharide induces steroid-resistant exacerbations in a mouse model of allergic airway disease collectively through IL-13 and pulmonary macrophage activation

Hadjigol, S., Netto, K. G., Maltby, S., Tay, H. L., Nguyen, T. H., Hansbro, N. G., Eyers, F., Hansbro, P. M., Yang, M. & Foster, P. S., Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

PD-L1– and calcitriol-dependent liposomal antigen-specific regulation of systemic inflammatory autoimmune disease

Galea, R., Nel, H. J., Talekar, M., Liu, X., Ooi, J. D., Huynh, M., Hadjigol, S., Robson, K. J., Ting, Y. T., Cole, S., Cochlin, K., Hitchcock, S., Zeng, B., Yekollu, S., Boks, M., Goh, N., Roberts, H., Rossjohn, J., Reid, H. H., Boyd, B. J. & 7 others, Malaviya, R., Shealy, D. J., Baker, D. G., Madakamutil, L., Richard Kitching, A., O’Sullivan, B. J. & Thomas, R., 19 Sep 2019, In : JCI Insight. 4, 18, 21 p., e126025.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
14 Citations (Scopus)

Association mapping for wood quality and growth traits in Eucalyptus globulus ssp. globulus Labill identifies nine stable marker-trait associations for seven traits

Thavamanikumar, S., McManus, L. J., Ades, P. K., Bossinger, G., Stackpole, D. J., Kerr, R., Hadjigol, S., Freeman, J. S., Vaillancourt, R. E., Zhu, P. & Tibbits, J. F. G., 1 Jan 2014, In : Tree Genetics and Genomes. 10, 6, p. 1661-1678 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Candidate gene-based association mapping of growth and wood quality traits in Eucalyptus globulus Labill

Thavamanikumar, S., Tibbits, J. F. G., McManus, L. J., Ades, P. K., Stackpole, D. J., Hadjigol, S., Vaillancourt, R. E., Zhu, P. & Bossinger, G., 2011, In : BMC Proceedings. 5, 7, 2 p., 015.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractOtherpeer-review

Open Access