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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Sarah Young

Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Sarah Young

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When:

  • Wed 27 Feb, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Where:

Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, 290 Leith Walk, Dunedin

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Training the Immune System to Fight Disease.

About Sarah's Research
Sarah is an academic immunologist. Her research focuses on the development of immune therapies, such as vaccines and cell therapies, for treating diseases such as cancer and autoimmune disease. Sarah also undertakes contract-based research for companies wishing to determine whether their developed product can modulate immune function.

Collaborations and Teaching
Sarah has several national and international collaborations including those with researchers at the Mayo Clinic and Cancer Research UK and has been awarded both a Sir Charles Hercus and a Fulbright Fellowship. Sarah has mentored more than 40 postgraduate students in her lab. She also undertakes a number of different teaching activities including several leadership roles in curriculum development.

Sarah has been a member of numerous committees and research organisations associated with her academic activity as well as undertaking various service roles in the community. She is the current Head of the Pathology Department and Deputy Dean of the Dunedin School of Medicine.

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