Dr Julie McAuley

Senior Research Officer, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

What does your research focus on and why is it important?

I am trying to understand why SARS-CoV-2 makes us so sick and gives many people long COVID. I am also trying to find ways to better protect us from infection, which includes antiseptic, antiviral, vaccine, and therapeutic research.

What was your first job in Biomedical Sciences?

While I was doing my PhD I demonstrated practical classes to undergraduate medical degree students.

How do you see your area of research evolving in the next five years?

The past couple of years have been crazy. I have felt like one of those Disney scientists, with tubes and buffers everywhere. In the next five years, I think that we’ll be taking on even more projects that involve lots of new technology and methods to try and stop this pandemic.

Learn more about Julie and her research here.

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