We at The Scleroderma Association of QLD Inc. are always looking at funding research. We are currently funding research for Dr Tony Kenna who is a cellular immunologist and currently a Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology. His research career has focused on human immunology and identification of novel therapeutic approaches for treatment of immune-mediated diseases.
The genomics revolution of the last decade has greatly expanded understanding of the genetic architecture of many immune-mediated diseases. The next step of discovery is to determine how newly identified genetic variants alter immune cell and immune system function(s).
Working closely with leading human geneticists Dr Kenna's research integrates world-first genomic data with cellular and molecular immunology to unravel the key drivers of disease pathogenesis. His work also enriches fundamental knowledge of human immunology.
The Sclerodema Association of QLD Inc. are grateful for all donations.