Researcher biography

I completed my PhD at the University of Queensland in 2007 on the structure and function of flavivirus NS3 protease. Subsequently, I spent three years (2007-2010) as a post-doctoral researcher at one of Spain's most respected research institutes, Instituto Salud Carlos III, where I conducted research on the Fusion protein of Respiratory Syncytial viurs as a target for conformationally specific neutralizing antibodies. On my return to Australia in 2011 I accepted a position as a post-doctoral research fellow within the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Quensland. My research since 2011 has focused on understanding of many medically and environmentally important viruses and bacteria, including Influenza, Ebola, Koala Retrovirus, Respiratory Syncytial virus (RSV), Dengue virus (Den), West Nile Virus (WNV) and Streptococcus pneumoniae.