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Dr Jenny Anderson

Dr Jenny Anderson

Dr Jenny Anderson

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Research Fellow

Dr Jenny Anderson is a senior scientist in Professor Sharon Lewin’s and Associate Professor Paul Cameron’s laboratory. Jenny has extensive HIV research experience spanning HIV drug resistance, protein expression, early replication in cells (involving fluorescence imaging), cell restriction factors that block HIV, and HIV latency in T-cells. Jenny obtained her PhD from the University of Melbourne and spent five postdoctoral years in Professor Thomas Hope’s laboratory in Chicago, USA. She returned to Australia’s Burnet Institute on a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant and joined the Lewin/Cameron laboratory in 2012 to assist with an international study aiming to understand and purge the hidden HIV reservoir in patients on antiretroviral therapy.

  • Key Achievements
    • Jenny received an NHMRC Dora Lush Postgraduate Research Scholarship for her PhD exploring HIV protein expression and received five travel awards to present the results internationally. In the USA, Jenny helped a team define how cell TRIM5 proteins stop HIV from infecting cells. This led to four publications including PNAS, international presentations and an NHRMC grant in Australia. Jenny now assists a USA, National Institutes of Health-funded international collaboration on HIV cure research. Jenny has served as an NHRMC grant review panel member and is on the Young Investigator Editorial Board of the ARHR international journal.

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