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Transplantation Research

This group studies rejection and tolerance in human renal transplantation - particularly the living related donor transplants (parent to child) performed regularly at the hospital - and in animal models of transplantation (skin grafts in mice). It has a particular interest in T-cell activation and T-cell receptor repertoire, and in the study of tolerance through adoptive transfer.

We form part of the larger transplantation research group at the Western Hub, with whom, there are close collaborations. Min Hu is responsible for the human studies, and Geoff Zhang and Debbie Watson are responsible for the animal studies.

Research Team

  • Steve Alexander
  • Min Hu
  • Geoff Zhang
  • Debbie Watson