School of Biomedicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Kerrie Foyle is a postdoctoral researcher in the Reproductive Immunology Group headed by Prof Sarah Robertson. Her research investigates contributions of the immune system to fertility and conception.
The immune system plays a critical role in accepting the fetus, which is recognised as foreign, and facilitates tissue adaptations that support fetal and placental development. However, defective or inappropriate immune responses in pregnancy are linked to pathologies including recurrent miscarriage, preterm birth, pre-eclampsia and more.
Kerrie's research uses human blood samples and mouse models to investigate how changes in the abundance or function of anti-inflammatory cells called T regulatory (Treg) cells contributes to pregnancy health, and how they can be modulated to treat recurrent implantation failure and miscarriage to improve fertility and pregnancy success.
Date Position Institution name 2020 - ongoing Postdoctoral researcher University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology) University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Co-Supervisor Early life origins of autoimmunity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Stacey Jasmin Savin 2021 Co-Supervisor Regulatory T cell contributions to maternal immune system dysfunction in preterm birth Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Jessie Rose Walker
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