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Alyssa Barry

Honorary
Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
plasmodium falciparum
malaria, falciparum
malaria
tropical medicine
genetic variation
plasmodium vivax
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A/Prof

Alyssa Barry

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Genomic epidemiology of infectious diseases
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Alyssa Barry

 

Research in the Barry lab focuses on understanding the diversity of pathogens and their human hosts and developing novel approaches to monitor, control and eliminate malaria.

Current topics of research include disease spread, transmission dynamics and evolution, vaccine development, drug resistance, diagnostics and naturally acquired immunity in the human host.



We are using cutting edge approaches to inform malaria control and elimination. Genome sequencing allows us to track the spread of malaria infections through communities and determine their source. Genomic data also provides an early warning system for drug resistance and determines which strains are circulating, aiding the development of vaccines.

We aim to introduce genomic surveillance into malaria control programs as a way to target control to regions where it can make the greatest impact. The technology we develop for malaria is also being translated for use in other infectious diseases.

www.wehi.edu.au/people/alyssa-barry

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Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

University of Tasmania