Infectious Diseases and Immunity

Research in Critical Medicine integrates the cross-cutting disciplines of emergency medicine, anaesthesia and intensive care to influence policy and practice for improved safety, quality, and cost effectiveness of caring for the critically ill.

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Projects Supervisor(s) Department Research Opportunity
Bacterial factors for pneumococcal transmission Dr Catherine Satzke
Dr Salvatore Manna
Paediatrics Honours
Bacterial gene expression in pneumococcal pneumonia Dr Eileen Dunne
Dr Catherine Satzke
Paediatrics Honours
Cell death regulation in B cell immunity and B cell lymphona A/Prof Jorg Heierhorst Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Contributing to efforts to end AIDS and eliminate hepatitis B and hepatitis C as public health threats by 2030 Margaret Hellard Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing a new treatment for stomach cancer A/Professor Philip Sutton
Dr Sohinee Sarkar
Paediatrics Honours
Discovering new pathways controlling T lymphocyte development and autoimmunity Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Dissecting genomic and transcriptional complexities underlying immune competence and immune diseases Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Dissecting the relevance of a novel molecular pathway in stem cells and immunodeficiencies Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Examination of cross-neutralising immunity following HPV vaccination in Fiji A/Professor Paul Licciardi
Mr Zheng Quan Toh
Paediatrics Honours
How do antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes induce transmission blocking immunity? Siddhartha Medicine and Radiology Honours
How do long noncoding RNAs (IncRNAs) regulate dendritic cell function and prevent autoimmune disease? Dr Tom Brodnicki Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
How does amino acid supply immune cell function and the development of autoimmune disease? Dr Tom Brodnicki Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Identification of how vitamin A alters distinct B lymphocyte niches in the bone marrow Gavin Tjim
Louise Purton
Medicine and Radiology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Immunomodulatory effects of Vitamin D on the host response to bacterial and viral infections A/Professor Paul Licciardi
Dr Lien Anh Ha Do
Paediatrics Honours
Inhaled RSV therapeutics: Aerosol delivery of novel therapies to the infant lung Dr Anushi Rajapaksa
A/Professor Paul Licciardi
Paediatrics Honours
MicroRNA pathway control of T cell activation Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Molecular Epidemiology of Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Children under 2 years of age Dr Danielle Wurzel
Dr Lien Anh Ha Do
Paediatrics Honours
Otitis media (ear infection) in Indigenous Australians Katie
Stephen
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Regulation of microRNA biogenesis Dr Mark Chong Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Synergistic interactions between Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory viruses on bacterial pathogenesis Dr Catherine Satzke
Dr Salvatore Manna
Paediatrics Honours
Systematic review of HIV and other STIs among transgendered populations in middle to high-income countries Assoc Prof Mark Stoove
Ms Carol El-Hayek
Medical Education Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Trends in STI testing and positivity in priority populations in Australia Assoc Prof Mark Stoove
Ms Carol El-Hayek
Medical Education Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science