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Dr Jenny Anderson

Dr Jenny Anderson is Project Manager for the Doherty Institute’s new Computational Sciences Initiative (CSI). Jenny is an experienced laboratory scientist with a PhD from the University of Melbourne, and 20 years postdoctoral and research management roles spanning Northwestern University, Burnet Institute, Monash University, Doherty Institute, and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Jenny has extensive HIV research experience spanning viral drug resistance, gene expression, early replication events, host restriction factors, and HIV latency in T cells. Jenny brings extensive research management expertise to establishing the CSI and will link Doherty's diverse researchers to computer scientists to maximise discoveries from the Institute’s unique, large data sets.

  • Key Achievements
    • Jenny secured an NHMRC Dora Lush Postgraduate Scholarship and 5 travel awards during her PhD.  Jenny’s USA postdoctoral studies defining how cell restriction factors block HIV led to 5 publications and an NHMRC grant. In Australia, Jenny co-developed and managed HIV cure projects in Prof. Sharon Lewin’s laboratory, contributing to 17 publications. This included a National Institutes of Health, international collaboration. Jenny has secured grants as chief investigator from the NHMRC, ACH2 and Melbourne HIV Cure Consortium. Jenny has co-organised 4 national HIV conferences, co-supervised Honours and PhD students, managed PC3 facilities and been an NHMRC grant review panel member. She is Deputy Editor for Journal of the International AIDS Society.

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