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Group Members

Janeen Laabei, B.A. (Mod), Trinity College Dublin
PhD Student (2019 - )
Project: The role of NOX2 in resident microglia vs infiltrating brain macrophages after TBI.

I graduated with a first class honours physiology degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2019, and I am currently in the third year of my PhD research. I am particularly interested in microglial activation in the context of experimental TBI along with potential therapeutic interventions that target chronic neuroinflammation.

Isabella Emediato, M.D., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Research Masters Student (2019-2021)
Project: Preclinical development of NOX2/ROS blood-based biomarkers of chronic TBI

I graduated as a Medical Doctor at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Brazil (2008-2014) and completed my training in Anaesthesiology at the Hospital Júlia Kubitschek, Brazil (2015-2018). Since then, I have worked in all areas of Anaesthesiology, with a particular interest in Trauma Anaesthesia. I am interested in the systemic immune function following moderate-to-severe TBI and the chronic effects in the innate and adaptive immune responses leading to increased risk of infections in TBI patients.

Sahil Threja, BS-MS (Biology Major), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, India
PhD Student (2021 - )
Project: Does IL-17 drive pathogenic innate and adaptive immune responses during TBI?

I completed my BS-MS dual degree from IISER Mohali, India in 2021, and then joined the Neurotrauma and Neuroimmunology lab at Trinity College Dublin. I was awarded an IRC Postgraduate Scholarship to carry out my doctoral research investigating the functional role of the immune system in TBI and associated neurodegenerative diseases. Outside of research, I like to play cricket, volleyball and love to cook different cuisines.