Sarah Londrigan

Dr Sarah Londrigan completed her BSc (Hons) and PhD Research at Melbourne University in 2002, where she identified novel cell surface receptors for rotavirus entry during infection of host cells.  Sarah’s postdoctoral research (2002 to 2008) at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute involved creating immunomodulatory adenoviruses that generated local immunosuppression during islet transplantation to treat type I diabetes. In 2008, Sarah returned to the University of Melbourne as a Senior Research Officer in the Brooks and Reading Laboratory. Current projects involve understanding the entry pathways of influenza virus into host cells, and how airway immune cells control influenza virus replication. Specifically, these studies are focused on (i) identifying cell surface receptors and entry pathways for influenza virus into airway immune and epithelial cells and (ii) identifying the cellular and viral factors responsible for limiting influenza virus replication in airway immune cells. Sarah has been the recipient of a Melbourne Research Fellowship and a University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Award, and receives grant support from the NHMRC.  Sarah currently holds a position as Secretary of The Immunology Group of Victoria (IgV) and is a member of the Women in Science Parkville Precinct (WiSPP) committee promoting women in science leadership.

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  • Current Research Focus

    Influenza virus infection of macrophages

    Field of ResearchDescription
    110804Medical Virology
    110707Innate Immunity
  • Key Skills
    • Cell culture
    • Cell biology
    • Virology
    • Infection assays
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