Winner of Millis-Colwell Award announced - Deanna Deveson
Deanna completed her BSc(Hons) in the Department of Microbiology at Monash University in 2004. Her honours project involved investigating regulation of virulence factors in Clostridium perfringens and was based inthe Rood Laboratory. Following honours, Deanna worked at CSL Animal Health and Pfizer Veterinary Medicine Research and Development (VMRD) in the Bacteriology and Bioprocess Improvement Groups, developing, and trouble-shooting vaccines for domestic and livestock animals. Deanna undertook her PhD, “The bovine immune response to Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar Hardjo”, in collaboration with Pfizer VMRD and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Structural and Functional Microbial Genomics, Adler Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Monash University, which she completed in 2014. Following her PhD, Deanna has been working with Associate Professor John Boyce in the Bacterial Pathogenesis group, Department of Microbiology, Infection and Immunity Program, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University, investigating the mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis in the Gram-negative bacteria, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pasteurella multocida and Burkholderia pseudomallei, as well as investigating the transcriptomic response to antibiotic resistance in the Enterobacteriacea.