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Biography

2010-2015 Ph.D in Immunolgoy, Uppsala University, Sweden.

2015-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, Uppsala University, Sweden. 

2018-2021 Postdocotoral Research Fellow, Monash University, Australia (funded by Swedish International postdoc grant and affiliated with Karolinska Institute, Sweden).

2021-present Senior Postdocotoral Research Fellow, Monash University, Australia (funded by NHMRC Ideas Grant).

Research interests

My research interests mainly focus on B-cell and plasma cell biology in health and disease. One of my current projects is to target plasma cells in autoantibody-mediated autoimmune diseases as autoreactive antibodies secreted by those cells form the pathological basis of many autoimmune diseases that are currently without cure.

I completed my PhD study in 2015 under the supervision of Professor Birgitta Heyman at Uppsala University in Sweden, studying the mechanisms of antibody-mediated immune enhancement. In 2018, I moved to Melbourne to undertake my postdoctoral training with Professor David Tarlinton, supported by a highly competitive Swedish International Postdoc Grant. Since then, I have published a major study of plasma cell biology in Immunity (2023) as co-first author and is the co-author of several seminal work in the germinal center and plasma cell fields (Immunity 2022, Science Immunology 2022). I have also published several reviews and commentary as the leading author in high impact journals such as Allergy and Nature Immunology.

Supervision interests

Accepting Honours/Master/PhD students.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Postdoc, Uppsala Universitet (Uppsala University)

20152017

Research area keywords

  • B cells
  • Plasma cells
  • Autoimmunity

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  • Immunology Departmental Seminar Series

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