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Adjunct Associate Professor Willa Huston

Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences

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Name
Adjunct Associate Professor Willa Huston
Position(s)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Biomedical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Microbiology
Phone
+61 7 3138 6258
Fax
+61 7 3138 6030
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Ph.D (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Australian Society for Microbiology (MASM)

Women in Biotechnology

 

Keywords

Bacterial Stress response, Chlamydia, Legionella, Molecular microbiology, bacterial pathogenesis, proteases

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Huston is a molecular microbiology researcher. Her research is focussed on understanding the molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis. In particular how proteases are used for pathogenic functions by the infectious pathogens, Chlamydia and Legionella.

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Associate Professor Willa Huston.

Teaching

Cells and Molecular Biosciences Teaching

 Molecular Microbiology

 Biochemistry

This information has been contributed by Adjunct Associate Professor Willa Huston.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2008
Details
443248 NHMRC Peter Doherty Research Fellow 2007-2010 "Stress response function of a putative serine protease HtrA, in chlamydia"
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
2009 for Travel in 2010. Ian Potter Foundation Travel Awards $3000
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
I received the 2009 Vice-Chancellors Research Excellence Award, Queensland University of Technology.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2009
Details
2009-2011 National Scientific Advisory Committee, Co-Chair Division 4, 2011 National conference
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2008
Details
Working with the obligate intracellular, genetically intractable pathogen Chlamydia; Australian Society for Microbiology, Annual Scientific Meeting (Symposium; Invited); Melbourne

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
An Investigation of the Role of Secreted Porteases of Legionella Pheumophila as Virulence Factors which Degrade Host Cell Substrates Providing a Pathogenic Advantage
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
2009
Keywords
Legionella, Pneumonia, Protease, Legionaires Disease, Pathogen, Infectious Disease
Title
Role of HtrA and RseP, Stress Response Proteases, in Development and Persistence of Chlamydia Trachomatis Infections
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
553020
Start year
2009
Keywords
Chlamydia, Infectious Disease, Microbial Stress Response
Title
Stress Response Function of a Putative Serine Protease HtrA, in Chlamydia
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
443248
Start year
2007
Keywords
Chlamydia, Bacterial Pathogen, Infectious Disease, Stress Protein, Molecular Biology