Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Director, National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University.
Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik is the Director of the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University. She is a biomedical researcher specialising in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). Her research into microRNAs, vasoactive neuropeptides, regulatory T cells and adaptive/innate immune cell function are regarded as the most significant evidence for immunological and genetic changes for the development of CFS and she has secured in excess of $3.5 Million (2009-present) from competitive research grants. Her research is being translated into developing a suite of potential biomarkers to assist clinicians in early diagnosis of CFS/ME as currently there is not diagnostic tool.