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CBTID Students

The CBTID welcomes interest from any prospective research students in any of our research programs and projects.

Find a supervisor with similar research interests to you by following the links to their research portfolio:

Baird, Fiona | Bell, SaraBerger, Lee | Burkot, Tom | Daly, NorelleFoyle, Leo | Giacomin, Paul | Govan, Brenda | Graves, Patricia | Gummow, Bruce | Hein, Wayne | Ketheesen, Natkunam | Kupz, Andreas | Lopata, Andreas | Loukas, Alex | Miller, Kate | Morris, Jodie | Pearson, Mark | Picard, Jacqui | Ritchie, Scott | Roberts, Alexandra | Rush, Cathy | Russell, Tanya | Schaeffer, Patrick | Skerrett, Lee | Smith, Nick | Smout, Mic | Sorenson, Alanna | Tan, Rachel | Walker, Rob | Warner, Jeff

Recent research Masters and PhD graduates, and their theses, supervised by researchers within the Centre for Biosecurity and Tropical Infectious Diseases include:



Lazzaroni, Sharon - Immune Responses in Burkholderia pseudomallei Infection, Relapse, Reactivation and Protection.

La Fauce, Kathy - RNA Interference (RNAi) as an Antiviral Mechanism Against Penaeus merguiensis densovirus (PmergDNV).

Voyles, Jamie - Virulence and Pathogenesis of Chytridiomycosis: A Lethal Disease of Amphibians.



Gorton, Davina - T Cell and B Cell Responses in a Rat Model of Rheumatic Heart Disease.

Joseph, Hayley - Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination: Residual Endemnicity Spatial Clustering and Future Surveillance Using the New Filariasis Celisa Diagnostic Assay.

Cashins, Scott - Epidemiology of Chytridiomycosis in Rainforest Stream Tadpoles.

Puschendorf, Robert - Environmental Effects on a Host-Pathogen System: Frogs and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Wet and Dry Habitats.

Ball, Tamara - ­The BG-Sentinel tm Trap as a Suitable Tool for Aedes aegypti Surveillance in Far North Queensland, Australia.



Cooper, Alanna - Identification of Potential Reservoirs of Q Fever in Queensland, Australia

Hoque, Md - Risk of Spill-Over of Diseases (In Particular Avian Influenza) from Wild Aquatic Birds in North Queensland.

Muzari, Mutizwa - Tabanid Flies and Potential Transmission of Trypanosoma evansi in Queensland.



Baker, Anthony - The Biogeography of Melioidosis.

Feterl, Marshall - Macrophage Activation in the Presence of Burkholderia pseudomallei

Cano Gomez, Ana - Molecular Identification of Vibrio harveyi-related Bacteria and Vibrio owensii sp. nov., Pathogenic to Larvae of Panulirus ornatus.

Desniwaty, Desniwaty - Molecular Epidemiology of Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease Using Samples Transported Without a Cold Chain.

Hayakijkosol, Orachun - Macrobrachium rosenbergii Nodavirus (MrNV) in Juvenile Crustacea.

Shaw, Stephanie - Diseases of New Zealand Native Frogs.



Young, Samantha - Emerging Amphibian Diseases in Queensland and Host Immune Response to Disease.



Sharman, Philippa - The Role of Subtilase-like Proteases in the Formation of the Oocyst Wall of Coccidian Parasites.


And, current students, and their projects, include:

Brannelly, Laura - Investigating Immunity To Improve Reintroduction Success of Frogs Threatened by Chytridiomycosis.

Butafa, Charles - Survey of Dengue Fever Vectors and Its Serotype Viruses in Solomon Islands.

Esson, Carol - Maximising One Health Approaches to Enable Detection of Emerging Disease Threats.

Ferreira, Ivana - Investigating the Immunomodulatory Properties of Hookworm Excretory/Secretory (Es) Products.

Foyle, Kevin - Farmer's Attitude to Hygiene During Slaughter.

Grogan, Laura - Using Gene Expression Microarrays to Investigate the Genetic Basis of Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Chytridiomycosis.

Hodgson, Kelly - Effects of Diabetes on Burkholderia Pseudomallei Infection.

Kolby, Jonathan - Investigation of the International Wildlife Trade as a Pathway of Global Amphibian Chytrid Fungus Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis Dispersal and Global Conservation Applications.

Long, Sharron - The Biodegradable Lethal Ovitrap as a Control Method for Dengue in Cairns, North Queensland with a Focus on Post Four Weeks Deployment.

Martin Munoz De Cote, Gerardo - Applying mathematical Models to Explore Different Management Strategies for Amphibian Chytridiomycosis.

Parana Hewage, Mangalasiri Jayathunge - Can Surveillance for Infectious Diseases in Resource Poor Settings Be Enhanced Using Simple and Practical Ways of Collecting and Transporting Human Samples?

Powell, Sarah E - Classification and Pathogenic Study of Novel Coxiella sp from Australian Redclaw Crayfish.

Scott, Riana - Health and Financial Impact of Pre-analytical Errors in Pathology (Northern Area Health Service).

Shepherd, Catherine - Low molecular weight proteins secreted by Ancylostoma caninum and their use as anti-inflammatory agents.

Simbil, Rosemary - Laboratory Based Tuberculosis Diagnostics and Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in PNG.

Smout, Felicity - Mitigating the Risk of Spill over of Disease from Wild Dogs in Northern Australia.

Susilawati, Tri - Validation of a Proteomics and Genomics Approach for Identification of Pathogens in Humans with Undiagnosed Illnesses.

Syahidah, Dewi - In vivo experiment of RNA interference (RNAi) to reduce hepatopancreatic parvovirus (HPV) expression and replication.

Tribolet, Leon - De-allergenising the Hookworm Vaccine Antigen, Na-ASP-2.

Tukana, Andrew - The Study of Brucellosis in Cattle Within the Pacific Island Community as a Model for Disease Surveillance and Reporting.

Urban-Klein, Beata - Hookworm anti-inflammatory proteins as a novel therapeutics for inflammatory bowel disease.

Williams, Natasha - Investigation of Burkholderia Pseudomallei Trafficking and Implications for Exposed Patients.