Professor Jill Carr


College of Medicine and Public Health

+61 8 82046658
place Flinders Medical Centre Building (5D:316)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I completed my undergraduate degree then worked in Plant Virology with the late Prof Bob Symons before completing my PhD with Prof John Wallace, University of Adelaide. I then worked as a post-doc with Professor Chris Burrell and Dr Peng Li at the IMVS/SA Pathology from 1996-2008, part-time from 1998-2011 due to family commitments, studying the basic mechanisms of replication of HIV and virus-host interactions. From 2008-2011 I was also involved in the diagnostic management of clinical HIV drug resistance. At the same time I developed my own research interests in dengue virus stemming from an initial collaboration with A/Professor Peter Wright (Monash University). In March 2011 I re-located to my current full-time position at Flinders University and my interests have diversified into broader Medical Virology, in particular dengue virus, zika virus and enteric viruse and the interaction with the host cell that is associated with pathogenesis.

  • BSc, University of Adelaide, 1990
  • BSc, First Class Hons, University of Adelaide, Department of Biochemistry, 1991
  • PhD, Department of Biochemistry, University of Adelaide, 1995
Honours, awards and grants

For a full publication list go to Google Scholar

Key responsibilities

Research Activities: Laboratory head Virus Research
Teaching: Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in first year MD program; second and third year Bachelor of Medical Science; Bachelor of Medical Science (honours) co-chair

Teaching interests

Medical microbiology and virology.

For more information: studying virology at Flinders University.

BMedSci honours co-chair

Topic coordinator
MMED2935 Human Immunology and Infectious Diseases
MMED3939 Virology, Immunology and Immunopathogenesis
Topic lecturer
MMED8120A Knowledge of Health and Illness 1A - IMD
MMED7004 BMedSci hons
Supervisory interests
Dengue virus
Virus, virology
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Microbiology and infectious diseases (1), Role of sphinhisane kinase and endotherlial cells in dengue virus pathogenesis. (1), Analysis of the role of sphingosine kinase in dengue virus replication and pathogenesis (1)
Principal supervisor: Altered responses of dengue virus infected cells to TNF-a (Univ of Adelaide) (1)