THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A FURTHER DATE
Speaker: Dr Jess Borger, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia & the University of Edinburgh, UK
Title: The role of the transmembrane protein Caveolin-1 in T cell signaling and extracellular communication
Chair: Associate Professor Wendy Ingman, THRF Breast Cancer Research Fellow, Breast Biology and Cancer Unit,The University of Adelaide and Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH.
Speaker biography: Dr Borger is a T cell immunologist, Lecturer and Graduate Course Coordinator in Translational Research at the Central Clinical School in Monash University. Prior to joining Monash University in mid-2017 Dr Borger had spent 10 years overseas initially completing a prestigious Medical Research Council PhD scholarship at the National Institute of Medical Research awarded through University College London. Here her interests were founded in T cell signaling and addressing the early T cell receptor signaling pathways that direct T cell development, activation and function. Dr Borger continued working on T cell signaling and memory generation, addressing the impact of integrin signaling and membrane dynamics on T cell activation and cellular homeostasis in her MRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Since returning to Australia her research focus has developed to involve interrogating unconventional T cell development, activation and function as potential targets of therapeutic intervention of chronic lung disorders at the Department of Immunology and Pathology at Monash University. Dr Borger is also News and Commentary editor at the journal ICB. She currently serves as a committee member on both the Central Clinical School and the Alfred Research Alliance Gender Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committees and in the working group of the Victorian Centre for Gender Equity in Science. As part of Dr Borger’s continuing advocacy for the support of women in STEM, she is an Inaugural veski Inspiring women fellow & STEM sidebyside emerging leader, Nominee, The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Award and inaugural winner of the Australian Society of Immunology Margaret Baird Women in STEM Lectureship.