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Julie Johnston

Julie joined the group in 1991 at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and is now based at RAH site since CNARTS relocation in early 2010.

She is a permanent staff member, and employed as a Technical Officer in the laboratory.

Her roles include providing research support to the group via various technical duties, in addition to working on research projects with senior scientists, PhD and honours students.

Julie has worked on many different projects over the years, is experienced with various animal models, molecular and cell culture techniques, as well as histology. Her current project involvement is with a clinical study looking at Dendritic Cells in Pre-Eclampsia, and the use of cell therapy in an Ovine model of Renal Transplantation.

 

Publications: 

In vivo imaging of labelled Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Ovine Heterotopic Kidney Autografts
Auclair D, Sivanathan KN, Johnston JK, Furlong T, Bhandari M, Russell CH, Brown G, Coates PTH
(Manuscript in preparation)

Human myeloid dendritic cells transduced with an adenoviral interleukin-10 gene construct inhibit human skin graft rejection in humanized NOD-scid chimeric mice
Coates PT, Krishnan R, Kireta S, Johnston J, Russ GR
Gene Ther. 2001 Aug;8(16):1224-33

Dendritic cell TH2 cytokine gene therapy in sheep
Coates T, Krishnan R, Chew G, Kireta S, Johnston J, Kanachanabat B, Russell CH, Siddins M, Russ GR
Transplant Proc. 2001 Feb-Mar;33(1-2):180-1

Combined anti-vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 and anti-leucocyte function-associated molecule-1 monoclonal antibody therapy does not prolong allograft survival in an ovine model of renal transplantation.
Grooby WL, Krishnan R, Johnston JK, Rao MM, Russ GR
Transplantation 1998 Oct 15;66(7):920-4

Expression of alternatively spliced CD44 mRNA in sheep renal allografts
Krishnan R, Kireta S, Carter JK, Grooby WL, Rao MM, Russ GR
Transplant Proc. 1995 Jun;27(3):2170-1

Use of an anti-LFA-1 antibody in renal allograft rejection in sheep
Grooby WL, Carter JK, Rao MM, Dewan P,Seymour AE, Brandon M, Russ GR
Transplant Proc. 1992 Oct;24(5):2304