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

  • Jun 20

    ASM Microbe 2019

    Moscone Center 747 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94103 MORE INFO
  • Jun 27

    4th Asia-Pacific AIDS & Co-Infections Conference

  • Jun 30

    Annual Meeting of the Australian Society for Microbiology 2019

    Adelaide Convention Centre MORE INFO