Title: The dengue virus driven interferon response: a new role for the growth regulatory enzyme sphingosine kinase 1
Speaker: Dr Jill Carr, Senior Lecturer, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Flinders University
Biography: Dr Jill Carr completed her undergraduate degree, then worked in Plant Virology with the late Prof Bob Symons before completing her PhD with Prof John Wallace, University of Adelaide. She then worked as a post-doc with Professor Chris Burrell and Dr Peng Li at the IMVS/SA Pathology from 1996-2008, part-time from 1998-2011 due to family commitments, studying the basic mechanisms of replication of HIV and virus-host interactions. From 2008-2011 she was also involved in the diagnostic management of clinical HIV drug resistance. At the same time she developed her own research interests in dengue virus stemming from an initial collaboration with A/Professor Peter Wright (Monash University). In March 2011 she re-located to her current full-time position at Flinders University. Her current research interests continue in Medical Virology, in particular dengue virus and the interaction with the host cell that is associated with pathogenesis.
Chair: Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk, Research Fellow, Virology Laboratory, University of Adelaide, Discipline of Surgery, Level 1 Basil Hetzel Institute