Dr Wendy van Zuijlen is a Postdoctoral Scientist in the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales.
She completed her PhD in immunology at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland. She then undertook 3.5 years postdoctoral research at the University of Montreal in Canada, funded by a fellowship from the Societé Québécoise d’Hypertension Artérielle, working on cell signalling and the immune response to viral infections. In early 2013, she returned to join the Virology Research Laboratory at the University of New South Wales.
Her research aims to understand the molecular mechanisms affected by Cytomegalovirus infection in the placenta, in order to identify therapeutic targets to prevent and treat Cytomegalovirus infection during pregnancy.