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Dr Francesca Mercuri

Dr Francesca Mercuri

Dr Francesca Mercuri

(03) 8344 5710 | [email protected]

Position:
Influenza Program Project Manager
Theme(s):
Immunology, Viral Infectious Diseases, Influenza
Discipline(s):
Clinical Research, Discovery Research
Unit(s):
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)
Lab Group(s):
Kedzierska Group

Dr Francesca Mercuri undertook her PhD at The University of Melbourne, followed by postdoctoral research also at The University of Melbourne and the University of East Anglia. Her PhD and postdoctoral focus was in understanding cartilage and tissue damage during arthritis and breast cancer. Francesca is currently working as the Project Manager for the Influenza Program Grant “Limiting the Impact of Influenza” to facilitate research by Chief Investigators Laureate Professor Peter Doherty; Professors Stephen Turner, David Jackson and Lorena Brown; and Associate Professors Katherine Kedzierska and Nicole La Gruta. Francesca is also the Jackson Laboratory Program Manager and is involved in facilitating the development of novel and innovative vaccine candidates. 

  • Publications
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    Research Groups
    • Kedzierska Group

      Katherine’s team researches the immunity to viral infections, especially the newly emerged influenza viruses. Her work spans basic research – from mouse experiments to human immunity, through to clinical settings, with a particular focus on understanding universal CD8+ T cell immunity to influenza viruses. Her studies aim to identify key correlates of severe and fatal influenza disease in high-risk groups including children, the elderly and Indigenous Australians. 


      Lab Team

      Kedzierska  Group

      • Dr Liyen Loh
        Postdoctoral fellow
      • Dr Zhongfang Wang
        Postdoctoral fellow
      • Dr E Bridie Clemens
        NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellow
      • Dr Oanh Nguyen
        Postdoctoral fellow
      • Emma Grant
        PhD student
      • Nicola Bird
        Research Assistant
      • Sergio Quinones Parra
        PhD student
      • Sneha Sant
        PhD student
      • Marios Koutsakos
        PhD student
      • Hayley Hayley
        Research Assistant
      • Simone Neussing
      • Jesseka Chadderton

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