neurology
Stroke

Dr Connie Wong: putting post-stroke infection under the microscope

Dr Connie Wong is head of the Neuroinflammation Research Group in the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases at Monash University. She has recently been awarded a CSL Centenary Fellowship to pursue research into preventing and managing infection after stroke.

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Post-stroke immunosuppression dampens inflammatory processes but increases the risk of serious infections. Describe how your research aims to find the balance. Inflammation is part of our body’s response to injury and it is a very important process for tissue repair. However, brain inflammation following a stroke can present with further deleterious consequences. It is an ...

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