Investigators

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 Katharina Ronacher

Associate Professor Katharina Ronacher

Katharina obtained her basic research training from the University of Vienna, Austria, and spent over 10 years studying infectious diseases in South Africa.

She has worked alongside Gerhard Walzl on biomarkers for tuberculosis treatment response and has more recently joined MRI-UQ to lead the Infection, Immunity and Metabolism group.

Katharina’s research focuses on identifying the underlying mechanisms of increased susceptibility to tuberculosis in patients with type 2 diabetes.

For this work she was awarded a 5 year NIH R01 grant entitled “Altered immune-endocrine axis during type 2 diabetes and tuberculosis risk”.

Publications by Katharina Ronacher

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