A/Prof Kate Schroder
Associate Professor Kate Schroder heads the Inflammasome Laboratory at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, as an NHMRC RD Wright Fellow. Kate’s graduate studies defined novel macrophage activation mechanisms, and her PhD was awarded in 2005. Her subsequent postdoctoral research identified surprising inter-species divergence in the inflammatory programs of human versus mouse macrophages. As an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellow in Switzerland, Kate trained with the pioneer of inflammasome biology, Jürg Tschopp. Her laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms governing inflammasome activity and caspase activation, the cellular mediators of inflammasome-dependent inflammation, and mechanisms of inflammasome inhibition by cellular pathways and small molecule inhibitors.