Dr Snehlata Kumari leads the Skin inflammation and immunity group.


Researcher biography

Researcher Biography

Dr Snehlata Kumari is the head of skin inflammation and immunity laboratory at the Frazer Institute, the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She is a board member of the Australasian Society for Dermatology Research (ASDR).

After PhD and post-doctoral training in Germany, she is heading her research group with a focus on elucidating molecular mechanisms and underlying signalling pathways regulating inflammation. She has discovered novel mechanisms by which NF-kappaB, TNF, necroptotic and apoptotic signalling pathways control skin homeostasis and inflammation and published in top-tier journals such as Nature and Immunity.

Her scientific contributions received recognition from the global immunology and dermatology scientific communities including the German National Academy of Sciences, German Research Foundation (SFB), European Society for Dermatological Research, and the 2021 Christina Fleishmann Award for the Young Women Investigator from the International Cytokine and Interferon Society, USA

Overall aims and research focus

- Understanding molecular mechanisms of epithelial and immune cell communication in skin homeostasis and immunity.

- Elucidating signalling pathways and cytokines/chemokine interactions to develop novel drug targets and strategies to treat skin diseases such as Psoriasis, Hidradenitis Suppurative, Atopic Dermatitis.