The focus of Dr. Connie Wong’s research is investigating the pathophysiology of stroke and the subsequent host inflammatory response. After completing her PhD at Monash University in 2008, Connie was trained in the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the University of Calgary in Canada (2008-2012) and returned to Monash University in 2013, before heading her own lab in 2015. Connie has published >40 journal articles, including first/senior author in Science, Nature Immunology and Nature Medicine. Connie was awarded “The Centenary Institute Lawrence Creative Prize” in 2013 and Victorian Tall Poppy award in 2017. Her research is funded by NHMRC and National Heart Foundation. She is a current recipient of the CSL Centenary Fellowship.