Graduate Research Degree Awarded - Kuang-Chih Hsiao

Congratulations to Kuang-Chih Hsiao - Graduate Research Degree Awarded 15 March 2021.

Degree: PhD
Supervisors: Prof Mimi Tang (Principal), Prof Anne-Louise Ponsonby
Advisory Committee: Prof Andrew Davidson (Chair), Prof Phillip Sutton

Thesis Title: Clinical and immune effects of probiotic and peanut oral immunotherapy for treatment of peanut allergy
Thesis SummaryFood allergen oral immunotherapy (OIT) is emerging as a potential treatment for food allergy. Probiotic and Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (PPOIT) showed effectiveness inducing non-responsiveness to peanut in the immediate post-treatment period. This thesis investigates the long-term clinical and immunologic effects of PPOIT in children with peanut allergy and the efficacy and tolerability of a modified PPOIT dose escalation schedule designed to improve treatment feasibility. This work leads us closer towards finding an effective and acceptable treatment for food allergy.

Date awarded: 15 March 2021

Kuang-Chih Hsiao