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Dr

Sarah Dunstan

Senior Research Fellow
Doherty Institute
tuberculosis
typhoid fever
genomics
enteric fever
GWAS
TB
diagnosis
WGS
drug resistance
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Dr

Sarah Dunstan

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Human and pathogen genomics of tuberculosis
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Dr

Sarah Dunstan

 

Dr Sarah Dunstan is a Senior Research Fellow. Sarah uses genomics to understand host-pathogen interactions of infectious diseases.

Sarah completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 1998 then undertook a postdoctoral at Imperial College, London. In 2001, Sarah joined the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam and headed up the Human Genetics group. Sarah developed a large program of work on enteric fever, tuberculosis and malaria. In 2013, Sarah returned to the University of Melbourne to continue infectious disease human genomics, and expanded her research to include pathogen genomics. In a separate role for the Doherty Institute, Sarah is developing and implementing a strategy to facilitate and support multi-disciplinary clinical research and to enhance its impact.

Projects

Displaying the 10 most recent projects by Sarah Dunstan.

Additional Information

2017 National Institute of Health P01 (1P01AI132130-01) – Co investigator. Title: Systems Genetics of Tuberculosis – USD$

3,000,928, over 5 years (SJD Subaward USD $233,835) 2016 NHMRC Project grant (APP1101728) – Co investigator (CID). Title: Molecular networks and genomics of host response in typhoid fever - $487,813.50 over 3 years 2015 National Institute of Health R01 (1R01AI118903-01) – Co investigator. Title: Host Genetic Variation regulating Salmonella Invasion and Disease Susceptibility – USD$ 2,017,043 over 4.5 years (SJD Subaward USD $59,649) 2015 Wellcome Trust Strategic Award (106158/Z/14/Z) – Co-investigator. Title: A strategic vision to drive the control of enteric fever through vaccination – GBP £3,642,873 over 4 years 2013 NHMRC/A*STAR Joint Call (APP1056689) - Principal investigator (CIA). Title: The interaction between the host and pathogen genetics in susceptibility to pulmonary TB – AUD $379,277 plus SD $418,750 over 3 years 2012 Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine – Supervisor to fellow, Dr Thuong Nguyen Title: Influence of host genetics and Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain variation on macrophage function and TB clinical outcome – 3 years. 2010 Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Program- Significant stakeholder. Awarded to OUCRU for clinical and scientific research in infectious diseases relevant to Vietnam – £11,061,023 over 5 years. 2009 Wellcome Trust Project Grant - Co-investigator. Title: A genome wide association study of dengue shock syndrome in Vietnam - £1,000,000 over 3 years 2006 Gates Foundation/FNIH/ Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship in Genetic Data Analysis for Asia. MalariaGEN Grand Challenges Program - $US 10,000 over 2 years 2006 Gates Foundation/FNIH/ Wellcome Trust - Principal Investigator. Grant to Vietnam Research Site, MalariaGEN Grand Challenges Programme - $US 104,000 over 3 years 2005 Dana Foundation Consortium Program - Principal Investigator. Title: The Influence of Genetic Variation in Toll-like Receptors on Susceptibility to TB and the Immune Response to BCG Vaccination - $US 200,000 over 3 years 2005 Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Program - Significant stakeholder. Awarded to OUCRU for clinical and scientific research in infectious diseases relevant to Vietnam - £12,000,000 over 5 years 2005 Gates Foundation/FNIH/Wellcome Trust– Co-investigator. Title: MalariaGEN Gates Grand Challenges Programme - $US 16,400,000 over 3 years

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Sarah Dunstan.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2009

Exceptional Merit Award, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Oxford University

2006

Exceptional Merit Award, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

Oxford University

1996

Australian Postgraduate Award

1990

HECS exemption scholarship, Monash University

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Senior Research Fellow

Doherty Institute

Honorary

Microbiology And Immunology

Member

Australian Infectious Disease Genomics Alliance

Member

Women in Science in the Parkville Precinct (WISPP) Gender Equity Taskforce

Member

Women in Science in the Parkville Precinct (WISPP) Gender Equity Taskforce

Associate Member

Centre for Systems Genomics, University of Melbourne

Member

Tuberculous Meningitis International Research Consortium

Member

1000 Genomes Project, Samples/Ethical Legal and Social Implications Group, NHGRI, NIH, USA

Member

MRC Centre for Genomics and Global Health, Oxford University, UK

Member

MalariaGEN genomic epidemiology network, Oxford University, UK

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science with Honours

Monash University

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