Professor Melissa Brown

Professor

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences (221)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Prof Brown completed her B.Sc. (Hons.) and her PhD. in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Adelaide University under the guidance of Prof Paul Manning and A/Prof Renato Morona. She undertook postdoctoral training with Prof Robert Hancock at the University of British Columbia in Canada for which she was awarded a Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Prof Brown returned to Australia in 1993 to work with Prof Ronald Skurray at the University of Sydney. In 2007 she relocated her laboratory to Flinders University where she is currently Professor in Microbiology.
Qualifications
1992 - Ph.D. "Molecular characterisation of the rfb region of Vibrio cholerae O1 (Ogawa)" Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Adelaide
1984 - B.Sc. (Hons), "Molecular characterisation of the haemolysin determinant from V. cholerae" Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Adelaide
1983 - B.Sc., Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Adelaide
Honours, awards and grants

Fellow of the American Society of Microbiology (FAA)

Fellow of the Australian Society of Microbiology (FASM)

Bellberry Research Award 2009

Teaching interests
Prof Brown's teaching interests centre on Microbiology and the application of current molecular techniques.
Topic coordinator
BIOL3782 Advanced Microbiology: Microbial Ecology and Infectious Disease
SERC2700 Research Project 1
BIOL3761 Foundations in Microbiology
Topic lecturer
SERC3700 Research Project 2
BIOL3761 Foundations in Microbiology
SERC1012 Introduction to Research
BIOL1112 Biology and Society
BIOL3782 Advanced Microbiology:Microbial Ecology and Infectious Disease
SERC2700 Research Project 1
BIOL2722 Disease and Immunology
Supervisory interests
Antimicrobials
Molecular biology
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Acinetobacter baumannii pathogenesis (3), Bacterial multidrug resistance (2)
Associate supervisor: Effect of salinity on phytoplankton (1)

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