A translational approach to determine how our immune health is under breastfeeding influence
Research team leader: Professor Valerie Verhasselt
I am a full time academic in the School of Molecular (UWA). I trained as a Medical Doctor, pursued a specialisation in Internal Medicine and gained a PhD in Immunology from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. In August 2017, I joined the UWA as the first Chair in Human Lactology. For the last 10 years, I have been researching with my team how breastmilk drives immune ontogeny and long term health. My major contribution in the field has been the discovery of the possibility to prevent allergic disease by the transfer of allergens through breastmilk and its underlying mechanisms. I am a very enthusiast person that seeks performing outstanding research in cheerful atmosphere.
- Dr Donna Geddes, SMS, UWA
- Dr Josh Milne, SMS, UWA
- Jessica Metcalfe, UWA
- Debbie Palmer, Telethon Kids Institute
- Susan Prescott, Telethon Kids Institute
- Roslyn Giglia, Telethon Kids Institute
- Thomas Riley, UWA
- Mehta Shailhander, Fiona Stanley Hospital
- Thomas Egwang, Kampala University, Uganda
- Remy Burcelin, INSERM, France
- Chrystelle Bonnart, INSERM, France
- Jon Genuneit, ULM University, Germany
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