Researcher biography

Jesse Masson is a current PhD student working to explore how the immune system affects whole body development and systemic metabolism, a core principle of metabolic dysfunction and disease onset. His currently investigates the therapeutic potential of colony stimulating factor 1 (CSF1), a protein required for immune system function, to assess how tissue resident macrophages regulate sugar, lipid and protein breakdown in liver, skeletal muscle and body fat. Past research efforts have stemmed from his passion for investigating infectious diseases and their role in dysregulating the immune systems typical function and have included collaborations with the World Health Organisation in their ongoing attempt to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis, as well as working with the Burnet Institutes Immunometabolism laboratory to create therapeutic options for those living with the Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV).