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Barbara Coulson

Honorary
science & technology
rotavirus
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
animals
virology
rotavirus infections
antigens, viral
antibodies, monoclonal
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A/Prof

Barbara Coulson

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Rotavirus
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A/Prof

Barbara Coulson

 

Assoc. Prof. Barbara Coulson researches the mechanisms underlying rotavirus cellular tropism and pathogenesis.

She completed her PhD supervised by Ian Holmes, and her early postdoctoral research in collaboration with Ruth Bishop, the co-discoverers of human rotaviruses. She has been an NHMRC Research Fellow since 1991 and is a member of the J. Virol. Editorial Board. She led in the development of monoclonal antibodies for rotavirus diagnosis and serotype definition, and showed stool antirotaviral IgA is protective. Her discovery that integrins are rotavirus receptors was an important milestone, followed by the demonstration of human rotaviruses usage of sialic acids and histo-blood group antigen. She was integral to the uncovering of a possible link between rotavirus and type 1 diabetes. Her group has discovered how rotavirus may modulate diabetes in mice, and rotavirus effects on innate immune responses. Her research supported the rationale for development of live attenuated oral rotavirus vaccines, which are utilized worldwide.

Projects

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16

Projects

Project Types


12

Research Grant


3

Research Contracts


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

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Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Microbiology And Immunology

Member Of The Editorial Board

The Journal of Virology Editorial Board

Associate Editor

BioMedCentral Microbiology

Editorial Board Member

Editorial Board of BioMedCentral Microbiology

International Member

American Society for Microbiology

Life (Foundation) Member

Asian Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis

Member

Australian Society for Microbiology Inc.

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (honours)

University of Melbourne