Ranjeny Thomas is clinical Rheumatologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital and head of the Autoimmunity programme at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute. She did a research fellowship with Peter Lipsky in Dallas, Texas and has been a full Professor at UQ since 2003. Her research is focussed on the study of autoimmune disease and restoration of tolerance. Through this work, she developed and tested the first rheumatoid arthritis vaccine. She has also contributed major insights into the pathogenesis of spondyloarthropathies and autoimmune diabetes, leading to the development of disease biomarkers and therapeutic strategies. Ranjeny is founder and a director of the spin-off company, Dendright, which is developing vaccines to suppress autoimmune diseases.
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