Neuroinflammation Research Group

Connie Wong

About the Neuroinflammation Research Group

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. By imaging these complex cellular interactions in real time, we begin to understand how immune cells function and interact under physiological and pathological disease states. Current work focuses on the mechanisms that underlie immune impairment and identify strategies to strengthen the host immune defence to:

  • limit infections after stroke
  • modulate inflammation during colitis
  • regulate inflammatory cell infiltration during neuroinflammation.

Group head

Dr Connie Wong

After completing her PhD at Monash University in 2008, Dr. Connie Wong was trained in the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the University of Calgary in Canada (2008-2012) and the Department of Immunology (Clayton) at Monash University as a Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2014).

Dr Wong was awarded "The Centenary Institute Lawrence Creative Prize" in 2013.  She is a current recipient of the Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship.

Find out more about Dr Connie Wong.

Research interests

Research interests of the group include:

Publications

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Opportunities

If you are thinking of a career in biomedical research The School of Clinical Sciences is a great place to start. We are located at Monash Medical Centre (MMC) Clayton within easy walking distance of both Monash University Clayton Campus and the Clayton Shopping District.

Find out more about current postgraduate opportunities (Honours, Masters, PhD).