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DSM staff profile

Fran Munro

PositionResearch Assistant and Study Co-ordinator
DepartmentDepartment of Surgical Sciences (Dunedin)
QualificationsBSc (microbiology) MSc (biochemisty) COP (anthropology) PhD candidate (medical anthropology, 2021)
Research summaryPrimarily to facilitate research of the Colorectal Translational Research Group and collaborators

Research

Research Project start up and coordination

Recruitment of participants, tissue collection and processing. Management of Dunedin Colorectal Cohort (DNCRC) research database. Clinical data follow up for DNCRC participants. Support of DNCRC Governance Board activities, for example, ethics reports, standard operating procedure documentation and management plans.

Also recruitment and tissue processing for national and international studies and clinical drug trials.

Publications

Lamichhane, R., Galvin, H., Hannaway, R. F., de la Harpe, S. M., Munro, F., Tyndall, J. D. A., Vernall, A. J., McCall, J. L., Husain, M., & Ussher, J. E. (2020). Type I interferons are important co-stimulatory signals during T cell receptor mediated human MAIT cell activation. European Journal of Immunology, 50, 178-191. doi: 10.1002/eji.201948279

Norton, S. E., Ward-Hartstonge, K. A., McCall, J. L., Leman, J. K. H., Taylor, E. S., Munro, F., Black, M. A., … Kemp, R. A. (2019). High-dimensional mass cytometric analysis reveals an increase in effector regulatory T cells as a distinguishing feature of colorectal tumors. Journal of Immunology, 202, 1871-1884. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1801368

Taylor, E. S., McCall, J. L., Shen, S., Girardin, A., Munro, F. M., Black, M. A., Ward-Hartstonge, K. A., & Kemp, R. A. (2018). Prognostic roles for IL-2-producing and CD69+ T cell subsets in colorectal cancer patients. International Journal of Cancer, 143(8), 2008-2016. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31598

Campbell, H., Fleming, N., Roth, I., Mehta, S., Wiles, A., Williams, G., … Munro, F., McNoe, L., Black, M., McCall, J., Slatter, T. L., … Braithwaite, A. W. (2018). Δ133p53 isoform promotes tumour invasion and metastasis via interleukin-6 activation of JAK-STAT and RhoA-ROCK signalling. Nature Communications, 9(1), 254. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02408-0

Woodfield, J., Zacharias, M., Wilson, G., Munro, F., Thomas, K., Gray, A., & Baldi, J. (2018). Protocol, and practical challenges, for a randomised controlled trial comparing the impact of high intensity interval training against standard care before major abdominal surgery: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19(1), 331. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2701-9

Journal - Research Article

Lamichhane, R., Galvin, H., Hannaway, R. F., de la Harpe, S. M., Munro, F., Tyndall, J. D. A., Vernall, A. J., McCall, J. L., Husain, M., & Ussher, J. E. (2020). Type I interferons are important co-stimulatory signals during T cell receptor mediated human MAIT cell activation. European Journal of Immunology, 50, 178-191. doi: 10.1002/eji.201948279

Norton, S. E., Ward-Hartstonge, K. A., McCall, J. L., Leman, J. K. H., Taylor, E. S., Munro, F., Black, M. A., … Kemp, R. A. (2019). High-dimensional mass cytometric analysis reveals an increase in effector regulatory T cells as a distinguishing feature of colorectal tumors. Journal of Immunology, 202, 1871-1884. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1801368

Taylor, E. S., McCall, J. L., Shen, S., Girardin, A., Munro, F. M., Black, M. A., Ward-Hartstonge, K. A., & Kemp, R. A. (2018). Prognostic roles for IL-2-producing and CD69+ T cell subsets in colorectal cancer patients. International Journal of Cancer, 143(8), 2008-2016. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31598

Campbell, H., Fleming, N., Roth, I., Mehta, S., Wiles, A., Williams, G., … Munro, F., McNoe, L., Black, M., McCall, J., Slatter, T. L., … Braithwaite, A. W. (2018). Δ133p53 isoform promotes tumour invasion and metastasis via interleukin-6 activation of JAK-STAT and RhoA-ROCK signalling. Nature Communications, 9(1), 254. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-02408-0

McInnes, T., Zou, D., Rao, D. S., Munro, F. M., Phillips, V. L., McCall, J. L., Black, M. A., Reeve, A. E., & Guilford, P. J. (2017). Genome-wide methylation analysis identifies a core set of hypermethylated genes in CIMP-H colorectal cancer. BMC Cancer, 17, 228. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3226-4

Ward-Hartstonge, K. A., McCall, J. L., McCulloch, T. R., Kamps, A.-K., Girardin, A., Cretney, E., Munro, F. M., & Kemp, R. A. (2017). Inclusion of BLIMP-1+ effector regulatory T cells improves the Immunoscore in a cohort of New Zealand colorectal cancer patients: A pilot study. Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, 66(4), 515-522. doi: 10.1007/s00262-016-1951-1

Taylor, E. S., McCall, J. L., Girardin, A., Munro, F. M., Black, M. A., & Kemp, R. A. (2016). Functional impairment of infiltrating T cells in human colorectal cancer. OncoImmunology, 5(11), e1234573. doi: 10.1080/2162402X.2016.1234573

Norton, S. E., Dunn, E. T. J., McCall, J. L., Munro, F., & Kemp, R. A. (2016). Gut macrophage phenotype is dependent on the tumor microenvironment in colorectal cancer. Clinical & Translational Immunology, 5(4), e76. doi: 10.1038/cti.2016.21

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Journal - Research Other

Woodfield, J., Zacharias, M., Wilson, G., Munro, F., Thomas, K., Gray, A., & Baldi, J. (2018). Protocol, and practical challenges, for a randomised controlled trial comparing the impact of high intensity interval training against standard care before major abdominal surgery: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19(1), 331. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2701-9

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