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Mapping therapeutic and biological interactions between immunoregulatory stromal cells and the innate immune system

posted on 2018-09-06, 03:29 authored by JOSHUA D'ROZARIO
Whilst long believed to perform a solely structural role, stromal cells are connective cells within tissues and organs, which have to evolved to play a variety of roles to regulate the immune system. As a result, these cell types have been utilised successfully for immunosuppressive therapies despite many unknowns about their mechanisms of action, kinetics within the body and interactions with the immune system. Here, we investigated two types of stromal cells, the mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) and fibroblastic reticular cell (FRC) and assessed its therapeutic and biological interactions with the innate immune system.


Principal supervisor

Tracy Shu Ping Heng

Additional supervisor 1

Anne Louise Fletcher

Additional supervisor 2

Richard Lennox Boyd

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Biomedical Sciences (Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute)

Additional Institution or Organisation

Anatomy and Developmental Biology

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences