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Dr Bliss Cunningham

Dr Bliss Cunningham

Dr Bliss Cunningham

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Research Officer
Antimicrobial Resistance, Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Discovery Research
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Lab Group(s):
McDevitt Group

Dr Bliss Cunningham completed a PhD in 2018 from Monash University. Her PhD studies focused on the development of a passive immunotherapeutic to prevent and treat Clostridium difficile infections, supported by Immuron Ltd. This work was presented at both national and international conferences, and resulted in a co-first author publication in Scientific Reports and inclusion on a patent that has been filed in Australia, Canada, Europe, USA, China and New Zealand. She recently began working with the McDevitt group as a Junior Post-doctorate, investigating the role of transition metal ions in pneumococcal infections.

  • Publications
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    Research Groups
    • McDevitt Group

      The McDevitt groups research investigates the interaction of pathogenic bacteria, e.g. Streptococcus pneumoniae, with the host environment with a particular focus on the role of metal ions. To understand the chemical biology of these interactions, we use state-of-the-art microbiology, biochemical and biophysical approaches.

      Lab Team

      McDevitt Group

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