Shelley Gorman is a Research Fellow at the Telethon Kids Institute with interest and expertise in understanding the how sunlight modulates immunity. Her goal is to determine the mechanisms by which sunlight exposure, or treatment with sunlight-induced mediators like vitamin D suppress the development of allergic and inflammatory diseases like asthma, psoriasis, obesity and the metabolic syndrome. At the University of Western Australia (UWA), Dr Gorman completed a BSc (Microbiology & Genetics with Hons, 1999) immediately followed by a PhD (Microbiology, 2004). She then began working as a postdoctoral research scientist at the Telethon Kids Institute. Since 2008, she has been an independent researcher, through successive research fellowship and grant support.
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