Julia joined the Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology group in 2013 as a postdoctoral scientist.
Her current research interests include the epidemiology and immunology of malaria, with a particular emphasis on correlates of immunity and susceptibility to malaria.
In 2012 she completed her doctorate at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research/University of Melbourne, focussing on the innate immune response and human severe malaria.
During her PhD, Julia was involved in a large collaborative study of peripheral blood mononuclear cell cytokine and chemokine responses and disease outcome in a severe malaria case control study in Papua New Guinean children.
As well as her research pursuits, Julia has a keen interest in science communication and community engagement, having been involved in a University of Melbourne Mentoring Program for gifted secondary school students, CSIRO Education’s Scientists in Schools Program, the “Einstein A-Go-Go” science radio program, and teaching at the Gene Technology Access Centre at University High School.
Julia is currently completing a Master of Public Health at Monash University.
- 2013: Research Officer, Malaria and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Burnet Institute
- 2011-2012: Research Assistant, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
- 2006-2007: Research Assistant, The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
- 2012: DPhil, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute/University of Melbourne
- 2006: Bachelor of Science (Honours), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research/University of Melbourne
- 2006: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, The University of Melbourne
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Win Han Oo, Cutts JC, Agius PA, Kyaw Zayar Aung, Poe Poe Aung, Aung Thi, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Htin Kyaw Thu, Wai Yan Min Htay, Ataide R, O'Flaherty K, Ai Pao Yawn, Aung Paing Soe, Beeson JG, Crabb B, Pasricha N, Fowkes FJI
BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Dec; 18(1):663
- A Toll-like receptor-1 variant and its characteristic cellular phenotype is associated with severe malaria in Papua New Guinean children.
Manning L, Cutts J, Stanisic DI, Laman M, Carmagnac A, Allen S, O'Donnell A, Karunajeewa H, Rosanas-Urgell A, Siba P, Davis TM, Michon P, Schofield L, Rockett K, Kwiatkowski D, Mueller I
Genes Immun. 2016 Jan; 17(1):52-59
- Immunological markers of P. vivax exposure and immunity: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Cutts J, Powell R, Agius PA, Beeson JG, Simpson JA, Fowkes FJI
BMC Medicine. 2014 Aug; 12(1):150
- γδ T cells and CD14+ monocytes are predominant cellular sources of cytokines and chemokines associated with severe malaria.
Stanisic DI, Cutts J, Eriksson E, Fowkes FJ, Rosanas-Urgell A, Siba P, Laman M, Davis TM, Manning L, Mueller I, Schofield L
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