Stacey Lynch is a Senior Research Scientist, Microbial Sciences, Pests and Diseases, Agriculture Victoria, Department of Jobs, Precincts nd Regions and Honorary (Fellow) Veterinary Bioscience, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne.
Stacey's primary focus is to deliver applied scientific outcomes through viral diagnostics and pathogen surveillance, to support animal and public health and underpin biosecurity for the state of Victoria. Specific surveillance activities include, avian influenza in wild birds, pathogens in mosquitoes (such as Ross River virus. Murray Valley encephalitis virus and Mycobacterium ulcerans) and significant disease investigation in animals inc. livestock, horses and wildlife. Key areas of research use genomic tools to enhance traditional influenza and arbovirus surveillance programs, and mine "big data" to understand disease ecology to identify new public health and animal health intervention strategies. Stacey is based at AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience (a joint initiative between Agriculture Victoria and La Trobe University).
Stacey regularly provides lectures in a range of undergraduate and post-graduate courses through the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and has co-supervised a number of research students from La Trobe University (School of Applied Systems Biology), The University of Melbourne, The University of Liverpool and the International Livestock and Research Institute, Ethiopia.