Jenna Wilson

Research Assistant


Jenna completed her Honours in 2021 at the HIV, Inflammation and Microbiome Laboratory at the Burnet Institute, with her thesis titled: ‘The biotherapeutic potential of cervicovaginal lactobacilli for the prevention of HIV in South African women’. Her project focused on culturing and characterising clinical strains of Lactobacillus anaerobic bacteria that may protect against HIV infection.

Jenna is currently a research assistant with interests including metaproteomics, microbiological risk factors for pre-term birth, and the impact of intrauterine copper on the female reproductive tract microbiome.


  • 2022: Research Assistant, HIV, Inflammation and Microbiome Laboratory, Burnet Institute, Melbourne


  • 2021: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2020: Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Projects (1)

Current (1)

  • The role of female genital tract microbial function in inflammation and HIV infection risk.