The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital

People

Dr Bliss Cunningham

Dr Bliss Cunningham

Dr Bliss Cunningham

(03) 9035 4473 | [email protected]

Position:
Research Officer
Theme(s):
Host Pathogens Interactions , Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections
Discipline(s):
Discovery Research
Unit(s):
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
    Loading ORCID data...
    Research Groups
    • McDevitt Group

      Our 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