PhD Student

Intestinal immune and stromal cell responses to acute and chronic viral infection (PhD)

Supervisor’s name:

Prof. Scott Mueller

Sarah Sandford is an immunologist based at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, where she started her PhD in 2018.

Sarah uses cell sorting and imaging techniques to investigate how different immune and stromal cell populations in the gut respond to viral infection. She aims to determine how these different cell types work together in the context of infection, and how the responses differ between acute and chronic infection as well as in the small and large intestinal compartments.

Sarah is an advocate for diversity in STEM and enjoys working with organisations who promote diversity and inclusion. In the future, she hopes to undertake a postdoc position overseas.

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

Research Theme:
In Vivo Imaging