Meriem Boukherouba Tan

PhD Candidate (Faculty of Health, School of Biomedical Sciences)

PharmD, MSc (Immunology)

Bio and research:

Meriem B. Tan graduated from the National Institute of Medical Sciences (Algeria) and was trained in pharmacy and pharmacognosy. In 2012, she received her master’s in functional immunology from Shanghai Jiao Tony University (China). She has a long-standing interest in human immunology and the investigation of signalling pathways for the development of novel therapeutic approaches to treat of autoimmune disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Meriem is currently a PhD student in Prof. Matthew Brown’s laboratory. Her current research interests focus on functional genomics to understand the underlying and cellular mechanisms that gives rise to systemic sclerosis, and investigate small-molecule therapies in models of immune-mediated diseases.

Research interests:

Systemic sclerosis, Small-molecule, Immunogenetics, TLRs, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Animal models