A/Prof Sarah Spencer

Laboratory Head
School of Health and Biomedical Sciences
Nossal Institute for Global Health


Research Activities

metabolism, stress, inflammation, satiety signalling, early life programming of the obese brain


Behavioural cognitive testing; Transgenic rat models; CLARITYRt_PCR, WB, IHC, ELISAs etc. 

Disease Models

Obesity and metabolic disruption after neonatal overfeeding; Obesity and metabolic disruption after high fat diet; Neuroimmune dysregulation after transgenic microglial depletion (rats)

Genetically Modified Organisms

CX3CR1-DTR rat

Other Lab Members

Dr Luba Sominsky
Guohui Cai
Simone de Luca
Ilvana Ziko
Alita Soch
Bashirah Basri
Madeleine Di Natale

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 24

    World Tuberculosis Day

  • Mar 25

    ABCD7 - 7th Australian B Cell Dialogue

    Walter + Eliza Hall Institute MORE INFO
  • Apr 13

    29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases