Doctor Jacqueline Flynn

Honorary Burnet Institute Fellow; Research Officer, Gorry Laboratory (HIV Molecular Pathogenesis)


A postdoctoral scientist in the HIV Molecular Pathogenesis Laboratory, Jacqueline has a keen interest in both virology and immunology, and aims to achieve better health for poor and vulnerable communities worldwide.

Her research interests include how HIV enters cells of the immune system with a focus upon alterations in the T cell subset HIV infects and in the differences in the pathogenesis of HIV subtype C compared to other HIV subtypes.

Jacqueline completed her PhD at Burnet Institute, investigating the stimulation and maintenance of T cell responses in acute hepatitis C. She commenced her postdoctoral training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre investigating the trafficking of T cells to tumors in the immunotherapy laboratory.

Jacqueline chose to continue her postdoctoral training in Professor Gorry’s HIV Molecular Pathogenesis Laboratory at Burnet Institute. She was awarded an RMIT Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015 and remains involved in a research capacity in the Gorry Laboratory at Burnet Institute.


  • 2015: RMIT Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2015: Honorary Burnet Institute Fellow
  • 2014: Victoria Fellow
  • 2014: AFAS Fellow
  • 2013: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Infectious Diseases, Central Clinical School, Monash University, Australia


  • 2015: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gorry Laboratory, School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University
  • 2012-2015: Postdoctoral Fellow, HIV Pathogenesis Laboratory, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunotherapy Laboratory (Mike Kershaw/Phil Darcy), Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2009-2010: Demonstrator, Department of Immunology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2007-2010: Part-time Research Assistant, Ffrench Laboratory, Burnet Institute, Australia
  • 2004-2007: Research Assistant, Viral Immunology Laboratory, Burnet Institute, Australia
  • 2002-present: Golden Key International Honours Society


  • 2011: Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Immunology, Monash University, Australia
  • 2005: Master of Biotechnology, RMIT, Australia
  • 2002: BSc (Hons), Monash University, Australia


  • 2015: RMIT Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2014: Victoria Fellowship
  • 2014: Harold Mitchell Foundation Postgraduate Travel Fellowship
  • 2014: Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant
  • 2014: HIV R4P Conference Scholarship
  • 2014: AFAS Fellowship
  • 2013: CASS Foundation Travel Grant
  • 2012: Australasian Society of Immunology (ASI) Conference Oral Presentation Prize
  • 2010: Viral Hepatitis Conference Scholarship
  • 2009: Monash University Postgraduate Symposium Oral Presentation Prize
  • 2009: Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA) Scholarship
  • 2009: Qiagen Hepatitis Research Medal - ACH2 Conference Presentation Prize
  • 2009: Monash University Postgraduate Travel Grant
  • 2009: Monash University, Department of Immunology Conference Scholarship
  • 2009: Infectious Diseases Research Prize - Alfred Hospital Melbourne
  • 2007-2011: NHMRC Dora Lush Biomedical PhD scholarship
  • 2007: ACHV Young Investigator Travel Award
  • 2006: ASHM Undergraduate and Junior Researcher Award
  • 2006: Infectious Diseases Research Prize - Alfred Hospital Melbourne

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