Osezua Oseghale SRB Virtual Awards 2020

Osezua Oseghale

I am a current PhD student in the School of Health and Biomedical sciences - Oxidant and Inflammation Biology Group at RMIT university. My doctoral research investigates maternal and foetal complication during Influenza A virus infection. My areas of focus and expertise are pregnancy, infectious diseases, inflammation, and cardiovascular biology. I have spent the last 2 years of my candidature specifically researching the impact of IAV innate and adaptive immune system on maternal cardiovascular health, and the association between IAV and perinatal complications despite vertical transmission. My current research aims are being studied in preclinical mouse models with plans to transition into pregnant mothers to further provide a fundamental and mechanistic insight into how the immune system drives maternal and perinatal pathologies. I am a member of the I hold a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science with honours from RMIT University and Monash University (Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute) where I investigated the therapeutic use of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)7 gene therapy in the treatment of diabetic cardiomyopathy in a mouse model of diabetes.

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