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Dr. Stephanie Neville

Dr. Stephanie Neville

Dr Stephanie Neville completed her PhD in molecular microbiology at the University of Adelaide in 2016. Her PhD investigated the otopathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae, with a particular focus on the molecular mechanisms used by this bacterium to subvert and survive chemical stresses during infection. For this research, she received a Dean’s Commendation for Thesis Excellence and the University Doctoral Medal. Dr Neville then went on to work as a post-doctoral researcher at The University of South Australia, followed by the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, University of Adelaide. In 2018, she was awarded a NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellowship and relocated to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Peter Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne. Dr Neville’s fellowship investigated the antimicrobial role of zinc in the host immune response to S. pneumoniae. This work revealed novel insights into the chemical biology of the human immune system and how this can be exploited for novel antimicrobial development.

Dr Neville was awarded a Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Junior Fellowship to further her research in bacterial otopathogens, and begin addressing the critical issue of antibiotic resistance in these organisms.

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Other GPRWMF awards received by awardee Year
Junior FellowshipBreaking antibiotic resistance in otopathogens2022