The Immunometabolism Research Group interacts with other researchers across the School of Biomedical Sciences and UNSW Medicine & Health to investigate and target the mechanisms involved in the development of long-term complications in cancer survivors, using a translational approach ranging from cellular models to animal and human studies. Research focus ranges from the investigation of immune and metabolic functions in whole body or selected organs to the characterisation of the methylome and transcriptome of immune cells. We use various strategies to target these complications including exercise and nutritional interventions.
Our work has been supported by funding from the Cancer Institute NSW, Cancer Council NSW, the NHMRC, Diabetes Australia Research Trust and the Nordea Foundation in Denmark. In collaboration with researchers from UNSW Medicine & Health it has also attracted infrastructure grants to improve our research support.