Clinical senior lecturer, University of Western Australia

Dr Aron Chakera is a renal physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, with an interest in immune function as it relates to transplantation, autoimmune diseases, and peritoneal mesothelial cells. Prior to returning to Western Australia in 2012, he was the Clinical Lecturer in Renal Medicine at the University of Oxford, where he worked with Professor Richard Cornall studying lymphocyte subsets and responses to recall antigens in patients receiving immunosuppression.

Research in Aron's group is focused on the immune system and how it is affected by immunosuppression. The main areas of interest for the group are host responses to common viruses causing disease after renal transplantation; quantification of immune function through the assessment of recall antigen responses; and interactions between bacteria and peritoneal mesothelial cells and the development of peritoneal-dialysis related peritonitis.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Consultant Nephrologist, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
  • 2012–present
    Lab Head, University of Western Australia
  • 2008–2011
    Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford

Education

  • 2005 
    DPhil, University of Oxford