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Dr Jenny Anderson

Dr Jenny Anderson

Dr Jenny Anderson

(03) 8344 3563 | [email protected]

Senior Scientist
Host Pathogens Interactions , Immunology, Viral Infectious Diseases, HIV
Translational and Clinical Research, Discovery Research
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI) , Doherty Department
Lab Group(s):
Lewin Group

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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    Research Groups
    • Lewin Group

      The main focus of the Lewin group is to understand why HIV infection persists on antiretroviral therapy, to develop new strategies to eliminate latency and to define the biological determinants of immune reconstitution and factors that drive liver disease in HIV-hepatitis B virus co-infection.

      Lab Team

      Lewin Group

      • Dr Jasminka Sterjovski
        Research Manager
      • Dr Jennifer Audsley
        Post-doctoral Research Fellow
      • Dr Jenny Anderson
        Post-doctoral Research Fellow
      • Dr Vanessa Evans
        Post-doctoral Research Fellow
      • Dr Jori Symons
        Post-doctoral Research Fellow
      • Dr Jennifer Zerbarto
        Post-doctoral Research Fellow
      • Ajantha Rhodes
        Lab Manager
      • Surekha Tennakoon
        Research Officer
      • Ashanti Dantanarayana
        Research Assistant
      • Dr Kasha Singh
        PhD student
      • Dr Matthew Pitman
        PhD student
      • Youry Kim
        PhD student
      • Zuwena Richardson
        PhD student
      • Haoming Liu
        PhD Student
      • Rachel Pascoe
        PhD Student
      • Jared Stern
        PhD Student
      • Wei Zhao
        Research Fellow
      • Socheata Chea
        Clinical Research Support and Systems Administrator
      • Carolin Tumpach
        Research Support Officer

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