About AID

Established in 2011, the Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre is a multidisciplinary network based at The University of Queensland, and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

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