AID researchers are drawn from infectious disease experts from across QIMR and UQ who apply leading technologies to identify, understand and prevent infectious disease.

Associate Professor Katryn Stacey (NHMRC SRF)

Kate Stacey

Dr Kate Stacey’s work focuses on responses to foreign DNA within the cytoplasm of cells.

This DNA initiates anti-viral responses, such as cell death, induction of interferon and inflammatory molecules.

These responses are important for controlling infections with several DNA viruses as well as cytoplasmic bacteria, such as Listeria.

Publications by Kate Stacey

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DNA introduced into the cytoplasm of cells is rapidly recognized by members of the HIN-200 family, AIM2 and p202 (above)


AIM2 promotes and p202 inhibits the DNA-inflammasome