Dr Sarah Sasson – Local villains: Tissue Resident Memory T cells in Checkpoint Inhibitor Colitis

Event date
Tuesday 16th November 2021
Event time
1:00 PM
Event address
Online event



Webinar via Zoom
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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Dr Sarah Sasson  

Dr Sarah Sasson
Scientia Senior Lecturer, Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program, Kirby Institute

Sarah Sasson is a Scientia Senior Lecturer at the Kirby Institute and a Clinical Immunologist and Immunopathologist at Westmead Hospital and NSW Health Pathology. In 2018–2019, she undertook postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford as part of the Oxford-BMS Fellowship Program.



Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors (ICI) are revolutionising the treatment of many cancers, but come at the cost of immune-related adverse events (irAE). Checkpoint-inhibitor associated colitis is among the most prevalent toxicity and has the highest mortality. Investigations into the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of this novel inflammatory bowel disease using high-dimensional flow cytometry, spectral immunofluoresence microscopy, bulk/plex and single cell RNASeq will be presented. These findings revealed a pathogenic role for CD8+ Tissue Resident Memory (TRM) cells and provide a rationale for novel therapeutic strategies.


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