"Coincidence detection tailors macrophage responses to inflammatory signals"
Senior Research Fellow of the Kennedy Trust of Rheumatology Research (KTRR) at the University of Oxford, UK
Dr Bezbradica’s research focus is to understand innate immune responses to sterile versus microbe-induced tissue injury. Her work investigates how tissue resident immune cells, such as macrophages, integrate signals from cytokines (soluble mediators that report on tissue injury) with signals from microbial and tissue-damage sensors to direct a response that is best tailored to a specific pathophysiologic situation.
Dr Bezbradica was awarded her Ph.D. degree from Vanderbilt University, USA. She continued her research training as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute postdoctoral fellow with Professor Ruslan Medzhitov at Yale University, USA, and with Professor Kate Schroder at The University of Queensland, Australia. In 2016, she joined the Kennedy Institute at University of Oxford.
To meet with Dr Bezbradica, please contact Rebecca.Smith@hudson.org.au for appointments.