Dr Catherine Kennedy

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Melbourne

catherinek@unimelb.edu.au

Research Activities

Current: In vivo analysis of immunomodulatory Type III secreted effectors of Citrobacter rodentium.
Previous: In vivo and in vitro functional analysis of clostridial toxins (PhD) and characterization of the role of innate immunity in the development and progression of gastric cancer.

Techniques/Expertise

Molecular biology (cloning, basic protein and tissue culture)
Mouse husbandry, handling and experimentation
Microscopy
Culture and analysis of primary cells
Analysis of immune responses (including FACS, ELISA, qPCR)

Disease Models

Murine model of E.coli gastroenteritis (using C. rodentium)
Murine model of clostridial myonecrosis (Balb/c)
Murine model of gastric cancer (gp130F/F knock-in mutation)

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Upcoming Events

  • Jun 3

    7th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Peptides (AMP2020)

    Institut Pasteur MORE INFO
  • Jun 3

    Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

    Pullman Melbourne on the Park MORE INFO
  • Jun 3

    Impact of Environmental Changes on Infectious Diseases (IECID) 2020

    James Cook University, Singapore