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Sara Hadjigol


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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, The University of Newcastle


  • immunology and inflammation