Associate Professor James Triccas
Level D (Research Only) Academic
D06 - Blackburn Building
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Our research program is focused on determining how virulent micro-organisms promote disease, and developing novel strategies to prevent infection. A particular emphasis of the research is determining which components of the immune response are targeted by pathogenic mycobacteria during infection, and using this information to aid the rational development of more effective anti-tuberculosis vaccines.
Current national competitive grants*
Impact of Influenza A infection on T cell-mediated immunity to pulmonary tuberculosis.
Britton W, Triccas J, Florido Pereira Da Costa M, Stambas J
National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant ($471,299 over 3 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney
PhD and Masters' project opportunities
The molecular basis of persistence in clinical P. aeruginosa strains from cystic fibrosis patients
To identify new mechanisms used by pathogenic mycobacteria to secrete virulence proteins
The Influence of Chronic Infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis on the Development of Protective Memory T cell Responses +
+ indicates the opportunity is full and unavailable.
Honours project opportunities
Defining the interaction of Pseudomonas aeruginosa with components of the host immune response
Screening natural products for new anti-bacterial compounds
Defining human innate response triggered by virulent mycobacteria