Dr Jacqueline Heath

Postdoctoral Fellow
Melbourne Dental School
University of Melbourne

Techniques/Expertise

Growth of aerobic and anaerobic bacterial cultures; DNA, RNA and protein extraction; mutagenesis, cloning, sequencing and bioinformatic analysis; recombinant protein expression, size-exclusion and affinity protein purification, high-performance liquid chromatography; PCR and qPCR; gel electrophoresis and immunoblotting; enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays; co-immunoprecipitation assays; transmission electron microscopy; liquid chromatography mass spectrometry and proteomic analysis; human cell line tissue culture; flow cytometry for cell counting; in vitro assays of bacteria:bacteria cell binding, human:bacteria cell binding, infection, phagocystosis, NF-kB and TLR activation, cytokine production; fluorescent confocal microscopy; in vivo murine models of disease.

Disease Models

Murine periodontitis
Murine peritoneal infection

Genetically Modified Organisms

Porphyromonas gingivalis
Escherichia coli

Other Lab Members

A/Prof Neil O'Brien-Simpson
Prof Stuart Dashper
Prof Eric Reynolds
Dr Christine Seers
Dr Catherine Butler
Dr Paul Veith
A/Prof Glen Scholz

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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