The Centenary Institute’s Dr Stefan Oehlers (Immune-vascular Interactions Laboratory within the Tuberculosis Research Program), Dr Jessamy Tiffen (Melanoma Oncology and Immunology Program) and Dr Hui Emma Zhang (Liver Enzymes in Metabolism and Inflammation Program) have all been named on the Educator’s list of Higher Education Rising Stars for 2020.
The list showcases individuals across the higher education spectrum who are making waves in the early stages of their careers and who have demonstrated leadership, innovation and achievement in their career to date.
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Professor John Rasko AO has led a world-first clinical trial into engineered stem cell treatment use, treating 15 patients with steroid resistant acute graft-versus-host disease.
Centenary Institute research has discovered that the lack of an enzyme in the liver called sphingosine kinase 2 results in pronounced insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, both symptoms of early stage type 2 diabetes.
Research led by the Centenary Institute has shown that a healthy weight and coffee consumption may help lower the risk of high-risk drinkers developing alcohol-induced cirrhosis.