The University of Sydney

Kathy studies immunity, health and disease in our native wildlife such as Tasmanian devils, wallabies, platypuses and koalas. She has found a direct link between loss of genetic diversity and the emergence of a new disease in the devils. Her research is beneficial both to monitoring the health of our antive wildlife, many of which are facing conservation issues, and also to provide insights into the evolution of the mammalian immune system. More