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‘Immune regulation in Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; the role of B cells’.

Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases Seminar Series

Speaker: Associate Professor Cecilia Prêle, University of Western Australia and Acting Head of the Hearing Therapeutics Team at the Ear Science Institute Australia

Bio: 

Associate Professor Cecilia Prêle is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Respiratory Health, the University of Western Australia and Acting Head of the Hearing Therapeutics Team at the Ear Science Institute Australia. A/Prof Prêle completed her PhD at University College London in the UK and following a postdoctoral position at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital and King College London she moved to Perth in 2002. For the past 18 years her research has focused on understanding the body’s response to damage, specifically on inflammation and the development of fibrosis, and on how to modify the repair process. A/Prof Prêle has studied various tissue types and organ systems and has led major programmes in lung and skin fibrosis and more recently ear. Her current lung research focuses on the role of the immune system in the development and progression of fibrosis and the use of immunomodulatory drugs to prevent disease progression. Her lung research complements her work in hearing, which is aimed at limiting the effects of inflammation and fibrosis in the inner ear and on identifying future treatments for individuals with hearing loss.

 Enquiries: Lindsay Wu  lindsay.wu@unsw.edu.au

Event Date: 
Friday, 21 May 2021 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Online via Microsoft
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