Prof Lorena Brown

Professorial Fellow
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Melbourne

lorena@unimelb.edu.au

Techniques/Expertise

Evaluation of influenza replication in vivo and in vitro
Creation of hybrid and mutant viruses by reverse genetics and classical reassortment
Evaluation of influenza vaccine efficacy
Evaluation of heterosubtypic immunity
Evaluation of influenza virulence determinants
Innate inhibitors of influenza in animals and young babies

Collaborations

Dr Ashley Mansell
Dr Katherine Kedzierska
Dr Deborah Middleton
Dr Jodie McVernon
Prof David Jackson
Dr Ian Barr
Dr Steve Rockman
Dr Rose Ffrench
Dr Fasseli Coulibaly
Prof Anne Kelso
Prof Peter Doherty
Dr Weisan Chen

Disease Models

Infection of mice and ferrets with influenza virus, including H5N1

Genetically Modified Organisms

Mutant influenza viruses created by reverse genetics

Other Lab Members

Dr Brad Gilbertson, Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Julie McAuley, Postdoctoral Fellow
Ms Sanja Trifkovic, PhD student
Mr Rob Allen, PhD student
Ms Patricia Hoi Yee, PhD student
Mr Jesse Bodle, MSc student
Mr Charley Mackenzie, Research Assistant
Mrs Emily Fairmaid, Research Assistant
Mr Michael Marazita, Technical Assistant

Other members with similar research interests

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Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Murdoch University SEE FULL PROFILE >

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 27

    Australasian Society for Immunology 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting

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  • Nov 29

    Microbiome in Sexual, Maternal and Child Health Symposium

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  • Dec 3

    MICROMON Molecular Biology Techniques 2017: An introductory course in recombinant DNA technology

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