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

Dr Kirsty Short (CJ Martin Post-doctoral fellowship)

My research focuses on the pathogenesis of influenza virus.

Specifically, I am interested in understanding

i) How influenza virus damages the lung during infection

ii) Why asthmatics are susceptible to severe influenza infections and

iii) How influenza virus can trigger the development of asthma.

I am also actively engaged in developing new tools for the in vitro and in vivo imaging of influenza virus infections.

Publications by Kirsty Short