Welcome Larisa Labzin!

Welcome Larisa Labzin!

The Inflammasome Lab is excited to welcome Dr Larisa Labzin to the group. Larisa returns to the IMB as an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellow following her PhD at the University of Bonn, Germany and her first PostDoc at MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology, UK. As part of the Inflammasome Lab Larisa aims to understand how viruses are recognised by cells of the innate immune system. Welcome Larisa!


Larisa's Bio: Larisa’s interest in innate immunity started during her honours training with Prof. Matt Sweet at the IMB, looking at how TLR4 signalling is regulated by HDACs. After gaining more experience while working as a research assistant, she moved to Germany to the University of Bonn for her PhD in 2015 to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of High-Density Lipoprotein with Prof. Eicke Latz. Larisa then moved to Cambridge, UK for her postdoctoral training with Dr. Leo James to investigate how antibodies modulate macrophage sensing of adenovirus. Larisa will continue investigating how viruses trigger inflammasome activation while in the Inflammasome lab.


Images: Larisa at her new desk, level 5 - IMB!

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ABOUT Inflammasome Lab

Inflammasome Lab is a group of researchers led by Prof Kate Schroder at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland.
We seek to unravel the secrets of inflammasomes – protein complexes at the heart of inflammation and disease – to allow for new therapies to fight human diseases.