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Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences, University of Canberra

Reena Ghildyal is currently Professor in Microbiology at the University of Canberra, Australia where she heads the Respiratory Virology Group. The focus of Reena's research is molecular pathogenesis of respiratory viruses with special reference to asthma exacerbations. Current projects include the validation of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine candidates in vitro and in vivo; elucidating the role of cytoskeleton in RSV assembly, investigating the role of rhinovirus (HRV) proteases in disease.
Reena collaborates with research groups within Australia (Monash University, University of Queensland) and Internationally (University of South Florida, University of Georgia, Imperial College, Fudan University) and her research is funded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia-China Science Research Fund and Australia-India Science and Technology Research Fund.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Canberra


  • 1992 
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    KPT-335 as novel therapeutic for respiratory syncytial virus
    Funding Source:
    National Institutes of Health

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Australian Society for Microbiology
  • Member, Australasian Society for Immunology
  • Member, Australasian Society for Virology
  • Associate Professor Biomedical Sciences
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