Institute of Innate Immunity
University of Bonn
Dr Dominic De Nardo received his PhD in 2009 from the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he developed a keen interest in macrophages and the innate immune system while working on mechanisms of Toll-like receptor activation. In 2010 he accepted a postdoctoral position with Prof Eicke Latz at the Institute of Innate Immunity in Bonn, Germany, where his research focuses on understanding the mechanisms controlling activation and regulation of innate immune receptors and signaling pathways, and their roles in inflammation during health and disease. During his postdoc Dominic identified the molecular mechanism underlying the ability of HDL to reduce inflammation, co-authored several studies published in journals such as Nature Immunology and Immunity, was invited to edit the innate immunity section of Current Opinion in Immunology and secured funding to lead a junior group. In late 2014 Dominic will return to his homeland to continue his research in the laboratory of Dr Seth Masters within the Inflammation Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne.