Blog icon

Dr Jeff Butler

Team Leader - Diagnostic Virology Group


Please enter a valid first name

Please enter a valid last name

Please enter a valid email address

Please enter your message to send to the contact

Contact details:



Jeff Butler is the Team Leader of the Diagnostic Virology Group at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness in Geelong. His role is to coordinate the work of his team members in the Avian and Mammalian Virology Laboratories which primarily includes routine diagnostic testing of exotic avian and mammalian viral diseases (e.g. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, Newcastle Disease, Infectious Bursal Disease Virus, Hendra/Nipah Virus, Foot and Mouth Disease Virus, Bluetongue Virus, Australian Bat Lyssavirus, African Swine Fever, Classical Swine Fever and many other viruses). Jeff maintains a current research interest in the characterization of emerging Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza viruses. He also has a particular interest in investigating the adaptation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza viruses to mammals, which was the focus of his PhD.

Other Interests

  • Reverse genetics of Influenza viruses
  • Human Influenza
  • Swine Influenza

Fields of Research

Academic Qualifications

  • 2013

    The University of Melbourne

  • 2007

    BSc Honours
    Deakin University

  • 2004

    The University of Melbourne

Achievements and Awards

  • -2010

    Burnet-Hayes award
    Australian Society for Microbiology

We have publications by Dr Jeff Butler