Dr Glenn Marsh

Senior Research Scientist

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  • PO BAG 24


Dr Marsh is currently a Principle Research Scientist within the Dangerous Pathogens Team. Glenn is trained to work at the highest levels of biocontainment. His research is focused on pathogen discovery/characterisation and the molecular determinants of pathogenicity. For the past several years Glenn’s focus has been on paramyxoviruses from bats. Glenn has worked with Hendra and Nipah viruses, with a goal of his research being to understand why this virus is so deadly compared to other paramyxoviruses.

In addition to paramyxoviruses, Glenn’s other area of research is the filoviruses. This work started with testing of an Reston virus isolate from the Philippines in its ability to cause disease in pigs. This work is now investigating the basis of differences in the ability of these viruses to cause disease in humans. In addition, over the past few years, Glenn and his team have developed a ferret model of filovirus disease, in which ferrets arte exposed to virus and develop fatal disease demonstrating similar signs to that seen in humans

Current Roles

  • Team Leader
    Dangerous Pathogens

Academic Qualifications

  • 2005

    RMIT University

  • 1998

    RMIT University

Professional Experiences

  • 2013

    Senior Research Scientist and Team Leader

  • 2010-2013

    Research Scientist

  • 2007-2010

    Postdoctroal Fellow

  • 2004-2007

    Postdoctroal Fellow
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Achievements and Awards

  • 2014

    Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research
    Australian Museum

  • 2013

    Julius Career Development Award

  • 2013

    Chairman's Medal - HeV Research team


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