Mackenzie laboratory: Intracellular virus replication and innate immunity

Research Overview

We investigate the intracellular replication of Flaviviruses, Noroviruses and now Coronaviruses, to understand how replication influences cellular functions and immune dysfunction. In particular the influences viral replication imparts on metabolic and stress pathways that ultimately lead to immune regulation and dysfunction. Our research has additionally endeavoured to reveal antivirals active against these viruses and the development of vaccine approaches to prevent disease.


Julio Carrera, Post-doctoral scientist
Alice Trenerry, PhD Student
Joshua Deerain, PhD Student
Nathan Kenney, PhD Student
Caolingzhi Tang, PhD student
Florian Gohr, PhD student (University of Bonn, Germany)
Jessica Ross, MSc Student
Shuoshuo Tian, MSc Student
Katelyn Charry, MSc Student


Prof Peter White, Univeristy of New South Wales
Prof Alex Khromykh, University of Queensland
Dr Jaclyn Pearson, Hudson Institute
Dr Rushika Perera, Colorado State University, USA
Dr Daniel Harari, Weizman Institute, Israel

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.