Dr Alicia Arnott



BMedSci (Hons), PhD (Virology)


I completed my Honours and PhD degrees at the Burnet Institute focusing on acute HIV-1 infection, specifically viral replicative fitness and development of immune responses. I then accepted a two-year post-doctoral position in Cambodia at the Pasteur Institute, working on emerging respiratory viruses. I subsequently returned to the Burnet to study the population genetics of Plasmodium vivax malaria. I then relocated to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to continue my work on vivax malaria, before beginning the MAE program.

I applied for the MAE program because I have always wanted to investigate communicable disease outbreaks in the field.


Research interests

Communicable infectious diseases and pathogen genomics.

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