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

  • Mar 24

    World Tuberculosis Day

  • Mar 25

    ABCD7 - 7th Australian B Cell Dialogue

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    29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

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