Dr Vicki Athanasopoulos

BSc (Hons) Uni Melb. PhD (Uni Melb)
Senior Lecturer
College of Health & Medicine
T: 61253519

Areas of expertise

  • Medical Biochemistry: Proteins And Peptides (Incl. Medical Proteomics) 110106
  • Autoimmunity 110703
  • Cellular Immunology 110704
  • Biochemistry And Cell Biology 0601

Research interests

Understanding the genetic and molecular causes of lupus and other immune diseases.

Autoimmune diseases affect roughly 5% of the population with an even higher incidence in Indigenous populations. Despite the plethora of genetic variant information yielded by next generation sequencing data from patients, autoimmune diseases are still poorly characterised at both the genetic and molecular pathway levels making effective targeted treatments near impossible. My research looks at improving identification of potential disease-causing genetic variants in individual patients, understanding the molecular impacts these variants have on protein function and illuminating the biochemical pathways impacted so that we can tailor precision therapies to more effectively treat patients and improve health outcomes.

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Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  30 June 2022 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers