Autoinflammatory Diseases Group, Infection and Immunity
PhD, B.Med.Sci (Hons 1), Grad Cert (Higher Ed)
Scott Byrne is a senior researcher and co-Director of the Centre for Immunology and Allergy Research at the Westmead Institute. He is also a Professor of Immunology in the School of Medical Sciences at The University of Sydney.
As leader of the Cellular Photoimmunology Group, Scott’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight modulates immunity. His efforts have led to the identification of a number of immune cells and molecules that can be targeted therapeutically by novel immune modulators. This is allowing his team to design innovative strategies to prevent and treat a range of diseases affected by sunlight exposure including skin cancer, multiple sclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
Scott is also co-leader of the Autoinflammatory Diseases Group where his team are developing and testing novel immune-modulating drugs that could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of diseases like psoriasis, dermatitis, wound healing and Inflammatory Bowel Disease / Crohn’s disease.
MEDIA ANGAGEMENT, PROFILING AND MENTIONS:
Inflammation, Immunology, Autoimmunity, Tumour immunology, Immunotherapy, Pathology
Awards and Recognition
2002 PhD, University of Sydney. Doctoral thesis ‘Dendritic cells in ultraviolet radiation-induced immunosuppression and skin tumour regression’
2002 Graduate Certificate in Higher Education; The University of Sydney
1998 Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons I; Cell Pathology); The University of Sydney
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