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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Centre for Animal Biotechnology University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

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Gastrointestinal Unit, Department of Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School SEE FULL PROFILE >

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 27

    Antimicrobials 2020

    Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre MORE INFO
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    Australasian Bone and Joint Infection Conference

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    2020 Antibody Biology and Engineering Gordon Research Conference

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