Miss Rachel Peiris

PhD Student
Preclinical Critical Care Unirt
The Florey Institute

rachel.peiris@florey.edu.au

Research Activities

I am currently a 3rd year PhD Student who's thesis is unravelling therapeutics to reverse immunosuppression in Sepsis. 
I utilise small and large animal models to test such therapeutics and assess the effects on the innate immune system using flow cytometry.

Techniques/Expertise

  • Sepsis large animal models
  • Sepsis small animal models
  • Immunohistochemistry 
  • Electrophysiology - recording of nerve activity in-vivo
  • Flow Cytometry 
  • Microbiology - Bacteriostatic and Bactericidal work. Colony Forming Units Assay 

Disease Models

  • Established sepsis in sheep 
  • Early sepsis in rats 

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