Ms Megan Huynh, Postgraduate Student
Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Monash University
Associations between HLA and autoimmune disease are often linked with an increased susceptibility to disease. Such is the case in anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) disease, a form of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis strongly associated with the HLA-DR15 allele. Though these associations are not well understood, they provide ideal targets for specific therapy that may improve current, broadly immunosuppressive treatments for autoimmune disease. Blocking the DR15 MHC with a small molecule inhibitor in anti-GBM disease demonstrates the potential for this type of therapy.
A light lunch is served prior to the seminar at 11:45am in the seminar room foyer, level 2, TRF Building.
Further information, including the link to add the seminar series to your google calendar, is available from CID Weekly Seminar Series website [http://www.med.monash.edu.au/scs/medicine/cid/seminar-series.html]