Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I am a PhD candidate in the School of Biological Sciences, in collaboration with the School of Dentistry. My main area of study is related to understanding the molecular and physiological changes associated with bacterial stress response to the host environment and interactions with other bacterial species in the same niche. Previously I have investigated the relationship between the oral pathology of periodontitis, and its interactions with the gut microbiome and subsequent interactions with pregnancy outcomes through the use of a murine model.
My current research is concerning Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and their interactions and stress responses to the host environment, particularly in the human pathology of cystic fibrosis through the use of continuous culture models.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2017 Award BD ASM Student Travel Award - SA/NT Winner Australian Society for Microbiology Australia —
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Biosciences 2016 - 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science 2012 - 2015 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
Year Citation 2019 Ween, M., Hamon, R., Macowan, M., Thredgold, L., Reynolds, P., & Hodge, S. (2019). Effects of E-cigarette E-liquid components on bronchial epithelial cells: Demonstration of dysfunctional efferocytosis. Respirology.
Year Citation 2019 Tran, H. B., Macowan, M., Abdo, A., Donnelley, M., Parsons, D., & Hodge, S. (2019). Airway inflammasome activation and dysregulated S1P signalling associated with mucus obstruction in a cystic fibrosis-like mouse model.. Poster session presented at the meeting of Respirology. Wiley.
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