Seth Masters-Lab team

Seth Masters-Lab team


Dominic de Nardo, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, BSc(Hons) PhD Melbourne

Key publication:
De Nardo D, Labzin LI, Kono H, Seki R, Schmidt SV, Beyer M, Xu D, Zimmer S, Lahrmann C, Schildberg FA, Vogelhuber J, Kraut M, Ulas T, Kerksiek A, Krebs W, Bode N, Grebe A, Fitzgerald ML, Hernandez NJ, Williams BR, Knolle P, Kneilling M, Rocken M, Lutjohann D, Wright SD, Schultze JL, Latz E. High-density lipoprotein mediates anti-inflammatory reprogramming of macrophages via the transcriptional regulator ATF3. Nat Immunol. 2014 Feb;15(2):152-60. PMID: 24317040.

Sophia Davidson, Postdoctoral Fellow, BBiomedSc(Hons) Newcastle PhD London

Key publication: 
Davidson S, McCabe TM, Crotta S, Gad HH, Hessel EM, Beinke S, Hartmann R, Wack A.IFNλ is a potent anti-influenza therapeutic without the inflammatory side effects of IFNα treatment. EMBO Mol Med. 2016 Sep 1;8(9):1099-112. PMID: 27520969

Alan Yu, Postdoctoral Fellow, BBiot Brisbane MSc(Biot) Queensland PhD Queensland

Key publication: 
Yu CH, Micaroni M, Puyskens A, Schultz TE, Yeo JC, Stanley AC, Lucas M, Kurihara J, Dobos KM, Stow JL, Blumenthal A. RP105 Engages Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase p110δ To Facilitate the Trafficking and Secretion of Cytokines in Macrophages during Mycobacterial Infection. J Immunol. 2015 Oct 15;195(8):3890-900. PMID: 26371254 

Katherine Balka, Research Assistant, BSc(Hons) Melbourne

Dale Calleja, Research Assistant, BSc(Hons) Melbourne

Cassandra Harapas, Research Assistant, BSc(Hons) Melbourne

Paul Baker, PhD Student, BSc(Hons) Adelaide

Jonas Moecking, PhD Student, BSc MSc Aachen

Fiona Moghaddas, PhD Student, MB BS(Hons) Monash

Annemarie Steiner, PhD Student, BSc Greifswald MSc Jena

Lachlan Cain, Honours Student


Former lab members

Motti Gerlic Current position: Laboratory Head, Tel Aviv University

Man Lyang Kim Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute



We collaborate with many external research groups, including: 

Professor Luke O’Neill, Trinity College Dublin; Drs Daniel Kastner, Ivona Aksentijevich and Raphaela Goldbach-Masnky, National Institutes of Health; Professors Eicke Latz and Matthias Geyer, University of Bonn; Dr Bruno Reversade, A*Star; Associate Professor Andrew Murphy, Baker IDI; Professor Mike Rogers, Garvan; Associate Professor Richard Ferrero, Monash University; Drs Kate Schroder and Kate Stacey, University of Queensland

Super Content: 
Two researchers in a laboratory

Researchers have uncovered clues in the immune system that reveal how the balance of ‘good’ gut bacteria is maintained.

The information could help in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).