Dr. Lisa Sedger heads the Viruses and Cytokine Biology group in the School of LIfe Science at UTS.
Lisa gained her B.App.Science degree with First Class Honours in immunology in Prof Raison’s laboratory at UTS. She completed a PhD (1995) in viral immunology and virus host-interactions at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University (ANU)
Dr Sedger undertook post-doctoral training internationally. She was awarded an Alberta Heritage Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship to work in Prof. McFadden's Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory in the Dept. Biochemistry at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (1995-1997). She then undertook a Post-Doctoral position in Molecular Immunology at Immunex Corporation (now Amgen) in Seattle, USA (1997-2000). Her post-doctoral research focused on viral modulators of Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF) (University of Alberta), and the immunobiology of the TNF-family cytokines (Immunex Corporation). Dr Sedger joined the USyd as a U2000 Fellow based primarily at the Westmead Millennium Institute (2000-2007).
She is now Senior Lecturer (Virology) in the Faculty of Science, UTS, where she lectures in Virology, Immunology and Flow Cytometry.
Dr Sedger's research is focused on virus-host interactions and cytokines, including basic biology, immunopathology, and immune profiling in infection and immune-based disease conditions.