The Centre for Inflammatory Diseases is a designated "research strength" of Monash University's Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences. The Centre is part of the Department of Medicine located at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton.
Our research seeks to bridge the gap between basic experimental biology and clinical research. Both clinical and laboratory based experimental techniques are employed to explore the mechanisms of inflammatory injury in these important human diseases. In particular, we are interested in defining the roles of leukocytes (particularly lymphocytes and macrophages), resident cells, cytokines and coagulation proteins. These participants in inflammation may be common to injury in a variety of organs or in contrast, possess roles uniquely relevant to particular organs. In the long term, all our research is dedicated to developing novel and effective therapeutic strategies.