Dr Jonathan Dick
Nephrologist, Monash Health
Postgraduate student, Centre for Inflammatory Diseases
Complement in ANCA vasculitis, from bench to bedside
The ANCA associated vasculitides (AAV) are a group of autoimmune diseases which cause multi system injury including glomerulonephritis. In the last decade a series of advances have defined the complement system as a key participant in this disease. Complement targeted therapy is now in advanced clinical trials for treatment of AAV. The talk will cover the major advances in this area, how his own research has highlighted novel roles for complement in models of this disease.
Dr Jonathan Dick is a clinician studying for a PhD supervised by Professors Stephen Holdsworth and Richard Kitching. He read Medicine at the University of Oxford and University College London before training in General Medicine and Nephrology in London. His research interest is in the role of the complement system in ANCA associated vasculitis.
Centre for Inflammatory Diseases
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]