Katherine Kedzierska


Prof Katherine Kedzierska is Deputy Head of Department of Microbiology and Immunology at University of Melbourne and Peter Doherty Institute. She is also a NHMRC Investigator Fellow and Laboratory Head. Her research interests include human T cell immunity to pandemic, seasonal and newly emerged respiratory viruses, anti-viral immunity in the young, the elderly, pregnant women and Indigenous Australians, viral escape and generation of immunological memory in human viral infection. She also studies human immunity to SARS-CoV2 infection and vaccination.
To date, Katherine has published 237 manuscript. She is a recipient of prestigious awards, including 2023 Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases, 2016 Australian Academy of Science Jacque Miller Medal, 2011 NHMRC Excellence Award and 2011 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Hokkaido University, Japan. In 2019, she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science (AAHMS).

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