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Researcher: McGee, HM (Dr Heather McGee)

Fields of Research

Cellular Immunology
Tumour Immunology
Cancer Cell Biology
Immunology
Molecular Targets
Animal Immunology
Autoimmunity
Cancer Therapy (excl. Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy)
Oncology and Carcinogenesis

Research Objectives

Cancer and Related Disorders
Immune System and Allergy
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Skin and Related Disorders

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Effect of UV Radiation on the Neonatal Skin Immune System - Implicaions for Melanoma; Photochemistry and Photobiology
Effect of UV Radiation on the Neonatal Skin Immune System- Implications for Melanoma
Neonatal exposure to solar simulated radiation alters development of skin immune system, resulting in long-term changes in lymph node cell populations; The Third Australian Health and Medical Research Congress
Neonatal exposure to UV-B radiation leads to a large reduction in Langerhans cell density, but by maturity, there is an enhanced ability of dendritic cells to stimulate T cells; Immunology and Cell Biology
Neonatal exposure to UVR alters skin immune system development, and suppresses immunity in adulthood; Immunology and Cell Biology
Neonatal Langerhans cell are more susceptible to ultraviolet radiation than adult Langerhans cells; 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Immunology
Solar simulated ultraviolet radiation damages murine neonatal skin and alters Langerhans cell development, but does not induce inflammation; Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
The two faces of metallothionein in carcinogenesis: photoprotection against UVR-induced cancer and promotion of tumour survival

Research Projects

Assessing the role of metallothionein in the development of non-melanoma skin cancer; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Evaluation of the ability of vitamin D and metallothionein to protect against UV-radiation induced skin cancer ; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Investigating the role of metallothionein in ultraviolet radiation-induced skin cancer; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Sex differences in Regulatory T cell Development and Function in NeonatalTolerance; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The involvement of tumour cytokine production in the pathogenesis of Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus Harrisii) Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD); University of Tasmania Foundation Inc (UTF)
Travel Grant to International Congress on Photobiology; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)

Research Candidate Supervision