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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Infection and Immunity Division Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 20

    Lorne Infection and Immunity Conference 2019

    Cumberland Lorne Resort MORE INFO
  • Feb 21

    Antimicrobials 2019

    Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park MORE INFO
  • Mar 24

    World Tuberculosis Day