Dr Rama Kandasamy – Identifying the genetic determinants of childhood pneumonia

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney

Contact for inquiries: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or recpt@kirby.unsw.edu.au
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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Dr Rama Kandasamy

Dr Rama Kandasamy

Staff Specialist Paediatrician, Sydney Children’s Hospital; NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow and Conjoint Lecturer, UNSW Sydney

Dr Rama Kandasamy is a Staff Specialist Paediatrician at Sydney Children’s Hospital, newly awarded NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow and Conjoint Lecturer at UNSW. Dr Kandasamy’s research interests are infectious diseases in children and the use of vaccines to prevent them, with a focus on childhood pneumonia.


There is increasing evidence that genetic factors play a role in susceptibility and outcome of childhood infection and that this information can be used to intelligently develop clinical interventions.