Dr Natasha Rogers

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Westmead Clinical School

Telephone 86273510

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Biographical details

Dr Natasha Rogers received her medical degree from the University of Adelaide. She completed her Internal Medicine training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and then trained in Nephrology at the Royal Darwin and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals.

She received her PhD in 2011 through the University of Adelaide in Professor Toby Coates' Transplant Immunology Laboratory in the Basil Hetzel Institute (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide).

Dr Rogers undertook a postdoctoral fellowship (2011-2015) at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, at both the Starzl Transplant and Vascular Medicine Institutes under Drs Angus Thomson and Jeffrey Isenberg respectively. In 2015 she was appointed as Faculty in the Renal-Electrolyte Division at the University of Pittsburgh.

In 2016, Dr Rogers moved back to Australia to establish her own laboratory at the Westmead Institute for Medica Research. She is also a Staff Specialist at Westmead Hospital Renal Division, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Starzl Transplant Institute.

Research interests

Acute kidney injury/renal ischemia reperfusion injury

Kidney transplantation

Dendritic cell biology

Diabetes and islet transplantation

Current research students

Project title Research student
Defining the role of kidney CD103+ dendritic cells in kidney disease for potential therapies. Titi CHEN
Modifying Donor Organ Retrieval to Enhance Transplant Outcomes Ahmer HAMEED

Awards and honours

2006 John Chalmers Award for Research, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2006 Pfizer Award for Research, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2007 Kidney Health Australia Postgraduate Scholarship

2007 Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Adelaide

2007 NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship

2010 Ross Wishart Award fort Research, Australian Society for Medical Research

2010 Young Investigator Award, Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ)

2010 President’s Prize, Best Young Investigator, TSANZ

2010 Young Investigator Award, Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN)

2010 AusBiotech GSK Student Excellence Award, South Australian and National Winner

2010 Don & Lorraine Jacquot Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2010 Early Career Fellowship, NHMRC

2010 Janssen-Cilag Travelling Fellowship, TSANZ

2010 Novartis Travelling Fellowship, ANZSN

2011 Basic Science Symposium Mentor-Mentee Award, The Transplantation Society

2011 Winner, PhD Research Excellence Award, South Australian Science Awards

2012 Young Investigator Award, American Transplant Congress

2012 Best postdoctoral presentation, University of Pittsburgh Research Day

2012 Best Basic Science Presentation, Advances in Organ Transplantation Fellows Conference

2014 Best Basic Science Presentation, Fellows Research Day, American Heart Association

2015 Best basic science presentation, University of Pittsburgh Acute Kidney Injury Symposium

Keywords

Immunology; Kidney disease; Diabetes; Transplantation

Clinical Specialty

Nephrology

International links

United States

(University of Pittsburgh, Starzl Transplant Institute) Collaboration on the role of mTOR in dendritic cells and the effect on acute kidney injury

Selected grants

2018

  • Novel approaches for improving acute kidney injury and kidney transplant outcomes; Rogers N; Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation/Viertel Clinical Investigator Awards.
  • Investigating new pathways in acute kidney injury that are regulated by CD47; Rogers N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Investigating new molecular pathways in acute kidney injury that are regulated by CD47; Rogers N; Royal Australasian College of Physicians/Research Establishment Fellowship.
  • Normothermic Machine Perfusion To Improve Kidney Transplant Outcomes; Rogers N, Hameed A, Pleass H, Hawthorne W, Wong G, Boughton P; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Health Investment Grants.

2017

  • The thrombospondin-1-CD47 pathway in islet cell injury and diabetes; Rogers N; Sydney Medical School/Professor Tony Basten Fellowship in Medical Genetics and Molecular Biology.
  • A Biomarker in Chronic Kidney Disease Study: The ABCKD study; Rogers N; Sydney Medical School Foundation/Clinician Researcher Support Scheme.

2016

  • The thrombospondin-1/CD47 axis in native and transplanted kidney immune response and repair; Rogers N; Royal Australasian College of Physicians/Research Establishment Fellowship.
  • The thrombospondin-1/CD47 axis in kidney transplantation; Rogers N; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Oey, O., Rao, P., Luciuk, M., Mannix, C., Rogers, N., Sagar, P., Wong, A., Rangan, G. (2018). Effect of dimethyl fumarate on renal disease progression in a genetic ortholog of nephronophthisis. Experimental Biology and Medicine, 243(5), 428-436. [More Information]
  • Rogers, N., Ghimire, K., Calzada, M., Isenberg, J. (2017). Matricellular protein thrombospondin-1 in pulmonary hypertension: Multiple pathways to disease. Cardiovascular Research, 113(8), 858-868. [More Information]

2018

  • Oey, O., Rao, P., Luciuk, M., Mannix, C., Rogers, N., Sagar, P., Wong, A., Rangan, G. (2018). Effect of dimethyl fumarate on renal disease progression in a genetic ortholog of nephronophthisis. Experimental Biology and Medicine, 243(5), 428-436. [More Information]

2017

  • Rogers, N., Ghimire, K., Calzada, M., Isenberg, J. (2017). Matricellular protein thrombospondin-1 in pulmonary hypertension: Multiple pathways to disease. Cardiovascular Research, 113(8), 858-868. [More Information]

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