Dr Kathleen McCaffrey - Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Dr Kathleen McCaffrey - Hudson Institute of Medical Research

Davis Auditorium
Start Time: 
Mon, 24/04/2023 - 11:00am
End Time: 
Mon, 24/04/2023 - 12:00pm

Postgraduate Seminar – Infection, Inflammation and Immunity Theme hosted by Sophia Davidson, Stephen Nutt, Dylan Sheerin


Dr Kathleen McCaffrey

Postdoctoral Scientist, Innate Immune Responses to Infection, Hudson Institute of Medical Research


From BiP to Bugs: Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Infection and Immunity


Davis Auditorium

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Including Q&A session


Dr Kitty McCaffrey is a Senior Researcher at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Clayton. Her current research focuses on the role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in viral and bacterial pathogenesis. Dr McCaffrey completed her PhD studies at the Burnet Institute (Melbourne) in 2011 on the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) spike protein folding, including the development of several new vaccine candidates as part of an industry collaboration with CSL. In 2013, she obtained a prestigious EU Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship to join Prof. Ineke Braakman at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) to investigate immune responses to ER stress. In 2018, Dr McCaffrey returned to Melbourne to continue this research as part of Prof. Elizabeth Hartland’s group.


This lecture will take you on a tour of the ER; from the major ER chaperone BiP to how microbial pathogens hijack the ER to establish infection and disease. 


All welcome!