Martina L. Sanderson-Smith

Talk Title : Finding the sweet spot in group A streptococcal infection

Date : 24th August 2021 – 14:30 (Sydney, GMT+10)

Associate Professor Martina Sanderson-Smith is a molecular microbiologist leading a research team at the University of Wollongong. Her research is focused on molecular bacteriology, including AMR transmission, virulence mechanisms of the human pathogen Streptococcus pyogenes, with specific interests in interactions between S. pyogenes and the host fibrinolytic system, the role of host glycan s in bacterial infection, mechanisms of innate immune resistance, host susceptibility to infection and biofilm formation. Martina also teaches Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Immunology at UOW and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research students. She is also a strong advocate for the embedding of principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in teaching, research practice and training.

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    Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute Centre for Medical and Molecular Bioscience Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health School of Biological Sciences
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