Heart disease is the number one killer in our community. The underlying basis of it is the thickening of arteries by the pathological process of atherosclerosis; an occlusive disease of arteries that causes heart attacks and strokes.
White blood cells are central to the development of severe forms of human glomeraula inflammation. They are also increasingly recognised as important in acute kidney (renal) injury, a common complication of hospital stays that increases the chance of a poor clinical outcome.
Inflammation is one of the first responses of the immune system to infection or injury. Our laboratory uses cutting edge in vivo imaging techniques to directly visualise and study the immune processes involved in inflammation in both infectious and non-infectious models.