Speaker: Associate Professor Dani Dixon, Lung Injury Research Laboratory & Intensive and Critical Care Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, and Department of Critical Care Medicine, Flinders University
Title: Leukocyte activity in acute and chronic lung injury
Chair: Dr Lorraine MacKenzie, Operations Manager, Therapeutics Research Centre, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia. Located Level 2 Basil Hetzel Institute.
Speaker biography: Associate Professor Dixon is the Senior Medical Scientist in the Intensive and Critical Care Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, Associate Professor in the Dept of Critical Care Medicine, Flinders University and Head of the Lung Injury Research Laboratory. She also holds full academic status as Assoc Prof at Northen Ontario School of Medicine, Lakehead and Laurentian Universities, Canada. Assoc. Prof. Dixon obtained her PhD in Paediatrics, Flinders University in 2004 studying innate/mucosal immunology of breast milk in response to respiratory infections and allergy. Since 2004 she has continued to establish a trackrecord in innate immunology associated with acute and chronic lung injury including ALI/ARDS, infant bronchiolitis and chronic heart failure. Her success is evidenced by research funding, ~$1,430,000, as well as a publication record of >40 peer reviewed articles. Assoc. Prof. Dixon is regularly invited to review for premier international journals and to present her work at both national and international meetings.