Researcher

Dr Sarah Christina Sasson

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Biography

Sarah is a Clinical Immunologist/Immunopathologist and Scientia Senior Research Fellow. She graduated from a BSc(HonsI)/BA (English) prior to a combined MBBS(Hons)/PhD program. Sarah completed specialist medical training in Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology at St Vincent's, Royal Prince Alfred, Concord, Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals and gained dual fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of...view more

Sarah is a Clinical Immunologist/Immunopathologist and Scientia Senior Research Fellow. She graduated from a BSc(HonsI)/BA (English) prior to a combined MBBS(Hons)/PhD program. Sarah completed specialist medical training in Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology at St Vincent's, Royal Prince Alfred, Concord, Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals and gained dual fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists Australasia in 2017. From 2018-2019 Sarah undertook postdoctoral studies at the University of Oxford investigating autoimmune toxicities of immune checkpoint inhibitors in Professor Paul Klenerman's laboratory.

Sarah's broad research area is human translational Immunology with particular interests in T cell biology and how this relates to the control of cancers and infections including respiratory sepsis.

Broad Research Areas:
Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Cancer Immunology, Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors, Mucosal Immunology, Sepsis

Qualifications:
BA, BSc(Hons I), MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRACP, FRCPA


My Grants

2020       Kirby Institute Emerging Investigator Award

2020       Australian Intensive Care Foundation Grant

2019       University of Oxford Human Immunology Discovery Initiative Grant

2019       University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division Pump-Prime Grant

2019       Nanostring Autoimmunity Grant

2018-19 Oxford-Celgene Postdoctoral Fellowship

2013       SydPath Research Grant

2006       NHMRC Dora Lush (Biomedical) PhD Scholarship

2004       Centre for Immunology PhD Scholarship

 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

  • Characterisation and harnessing the local immune response in respiratory sepsis.
  • T cell control of human papilloma virus-driven anal dysplasia and cancer.
  • The role of copper metabolism in the immune surveillance of childhood neuroblastoma and brain tumours (in collaboration with Dr Orazio Vittorio).

Currently supervising

  • Richard Zelei (Honours Student)
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