Associate Professor Connie Wong is the head of the Neuroinflammation Research Group and Deputy Director of Monash Centre for Inflammatory Diseases. The focus of Connie’s research is investigating the pathophysiology of stroke and the subsequent host inflammatory response. After completing her PhD at Monash University, Connie was trained in the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the University of Calgary in Canada and returned to Monash University in 2013, before heading her own lab in 2015. Connie has published >50 journal articles, including first/senior author in Science, Nature Immunology and Nature Medicine. Her research is funded by NHMRC and National Heart Foundation and she is a current recipient of the CSL Centenary Fellowship.