Doctor Jessy Vibin

Associate Research Fellow


Jessy is interested in molecular microbiology. She has a background in microbiology and is specialised in genomics. She has developed excellent skills and expertise in molecular biology and microbiology techniques. She is also interested in teaching and has worked as a lecturer and is undertaking seminar classes at Deakin University. Jessy’s research career started by designing species-specific primers for microsatellite markers in frogs and bacteria. Then she worked in molecular medicine laboratory, applying molecular biology and cell biology techniques to show the effects of thrombin in neurotic morphology and the dynamics of growth cone depending on its concentration. Following that, she undertook the task of analysing of important genes of common Indian barnacle and their relevance to biofouling. Her PhD project aimed to characterise the avian virus community of Australian wild birds and identify any potential pathogen with zoonotic concern. Currently, she is working as an associate research fellow at Burnet Institute and Deakin University determining factors that define the host and parasite mechanisms that drive asymptomatic malaria. She has published seven journal articles, two conference proceedings, three thesis publications and twenty-four conference presentations. She has received five fellowships and seven awards at various stages of her career.


  • 2021 – present: Associate Research Fellow, Deakin University and Burnet Institute, Australia
  • 2022 – present: Casual lecturer, Deakin University, Australia
  • 2020 – Research Assistant, GCEID, Australia
  • 2016 – 2020 PhD Fellow, Deakin University, Australia
  • 2010 – 2014 Research Fellow, Naval Materials Research Laboratory, India
  • 2008 – 2009 Lecturer, Kannur University, India


  • 2021 PhD (Medicine), Deakin University, Australia
  • 2010 M.Phil Biomedical Technology, Sree Chitra Triunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology, India
  • 2008 M.Sc Microbiology, Bharathiar University, India
  • 2006 B.Sc Microbiology, Kannur University, India


  • 2021 NHMRC: Associate Research Fellowship
  • 2016 Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
  • 2010 Defense Research and Development Organization Research Fellowship
  • 2018 Stuart Leslie Conference Award
  • 2017 Stuart Leslie Research Award
  • 2009 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering