Prof Steven Gerondakis
Professorial Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
We have previously reported that the NF-kB pathway controls Treg development in the thymus by promoting thymocyte commitment to this lineage and controlling the subsequent induction of Foxp3 in Treg precursors. However, the mechanisms by which NF-kB controls these steps are remain unclear. The post-developmental roles of NF-kB in Tregs also remain unclear. Here I will describe recently published data outlining the role of RelA in peripheral Treg function and revisit how we think c-Rel is controlling Treg development.
Prof Steve Gerondakis did his PhD at the WEHI characterising c-myc translocations in murine plasmacytomas (1980-18084), then undertook a post-doctoral stint in the lab of JM Bishop at UCSF (1984-1987) studying avian oncogenic viral induction of leukaemia. In 1988, he returned to WEHI to establish an independent lab during which time he developed his interest in NF-kB signalling. From 2008-2011, he held a professorial position at the Burnet Institute; from 2012-2014, he was a Professorial fellow at Monash Centre for Blood Diseases and currently is a Professorial fellow in the Monash Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology where he continues his work on the diverse roles of theNF-kB pathway in immune development and inflammation.
Please contact Andrea Johannessen (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a meeting with Steve after the seminar.A light lunch is served prior to the seminar at 11:45am in the seminar room foyer, level 2, TRF Building.
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