A/Prof Joanne Reed is a Principal Research Fellow and head of the Autoimmunity & Amyloidosis Laboratory at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
Joanne completed her PhD at Flinders University and was awarded a NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship for postdoctoral training at New York University followed by appointments at Australian National University and Garvan Institute.
Joanne’s research focuses on developing new genomic technology to improve the prognosis and treatment of autoimmune and amyloid diseases. Her expertise in single cell genomics and recombinant antibody technology led to the identification of the immune cells responsible for severe autoimmune pathology in patients. Her work uncovered the origins of a pathogenic antibody and proposed a strategy for precision medicine.
Joanne’s research has been published in top journals including Cell
, Nature Communications
, Journal of Experimental Medicine
and Arthritis and Rheumatology
. She has secured more than $4m in competitive peer reviewed funding from the NHMRC, NSW Health, Lupus Research Alliance, American Heart Association and Arthritis Australia.
Joanne is co-Chair of the Australia New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI) Advanced Immunology School. She also serves on ASI council as the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) councillor.
Autoimmunity & Amyloidosis