Jaclyn Pearson is a postdoctoral researcher in the Hartland Laboratory at the Doherty Institute. Jaclyn gained her Bachelor of Science degree at The University of Western Australia, and in 2007 was awarded a first class Honours degree for her work on the pathogenesis of enterotoxigenic E. coli
. In 2009 Jaclyn moved to Victoria to undertake a PhD on the virulence mechanisms of enteropathogenic E. coli
in Professor Elizabeth Harland’s laboratory at The University of Melbourne. Following the award of her PhD in 2013, Jaclyn was successful in her application for an NHMRC Peter Doherty Early Career Fellowship. Jaclyn currently works on understanding the biochemical mechanisms of type III effector proteins from bacterial pathogens including enteropathogenic E. coli
and Salmonella. She also has an ongoing interest in understanding host immune factors that are important in fighting bacterial gut infection.
Australian Society for Microbiology.
Member 2007 -