The PhD will explore how changing DPP9 enzyme levels in mice and in human cells can affect disease outcomes. Areas studied will include COVID-19, long-COVID and lung fibrosis.
“Very few students are identified by the University as academically elite and therefore offered a full scholarship so early,” exclaimed a delighted Professor Gorrell, Head of the Centenary Institute’s Liver Enzymes in Metabolism and Inflammation Program and Jasmine’s PhD supervisor.
“We anticipate that this research will generate greater understanding of why certain individuals have especially severe respiratory disease,” he added.
Recently completing her Science Honours research with Professor Gorrell and Dr Matt Johansen from the Centenary UTS Centre for Inflammation, Jasmine was previously honoured by her former institution, Swinburne University, with a medal for best third year science student.