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CIIDIR consists of a large network of researchers throughout Deakin University and Barwon Health.

CIIDIR is comprised of leading researchers in clinical research, epidemiology, infectious disease, molecular biology, population genetics, microbiome and immunology. CIIDIR will be continuously expanding.Here we introduce the researchers that comprise the co-directors lab’s based at the Health Education and Research Building (HERB).

Professor Alyssa Barry

Co-Director - CIIDIR
Professor in the School of Medicine - Deakin University
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Professor Eugene Athan

Co-director - CIIDIR
Director - Barwon South West Public Health Unit
Professor of Infectious Disease - Deakin University
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Dr Kirsty McCann

Research Fellow - Deakin University
Scientific Coordinator - CIIDIR
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Dr Darcie Cooper

Research Fellow in Infectious Diseases
Deakin University
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Dr Carly Botheras

Associate Research Fellow
Deakin University
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Professor Peter Vuillermin

Paediatrician
Director of Research - Barwon Health
Chair in Medicine - Deakin University
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Dr Luba Sominsky

Senior Scientist - Barwon Health
Research Fellow - Deakin University
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Dr Poshmaal Dhar

Mucosal immunologist
Deakin University
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Dr Charles Narh

Research fellow
Deakin University
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Dr Zahra Razook

Molecular Biologist Research Assistant
Deakin University
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Dr Christine Roder

Infectious disease and public health Researcher
Barwon Health
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Dr Amanda Wade

Infectious Diseases Physician - Liver Clinic, Barwon South West Public Health Unit
Senior Research Fellow - Burnet Institute
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Dr Michael Muleme

Epidemiologist
Barwon South West Public Health Unit
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Dr Bridgette McNamara

Epidemiologist
Barwon South West Public Health Unit
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Dr Sajal Kumar Saha

Executive Dean Health Research Fellow
Deakin University
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Associate Professor Daniel O’Brien

Director of Infectious Diseases
Barwon Health

Assel Araji

PhD Candidate
Deakin University
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Ally Wilson

PhD Candidate
Deakin University
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Dulcie Lautu

PhD Candidate
WEHI

Paolo Bareng

PhD Candidate
Deakin University

Sachintha Wijegunaskara

PhD Candidate
Deakin University

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