Dr Erin Price
PhD, Queensland University of Technology, 2007; Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours), Queensland University of Technology, 2003; Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation, Queensland University of Technology, 2007
Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:
Principal Supervisor for PhD
Dr Erin Price is a former Senior Research Officer in the Menzies Global and Tropical Health and Child Health Divisions. In January 2017, Erin relocated to the University of the Sunshine Coast to take on a new role as a Senior Research Fellow, where she co-leads to Pathogen-Omics research laboratory..
Erin’s research focuses on implementing genetic, genomic and transcriptomic (including meta ‘omic’) approaches to better understand bacterial infectious diseases affecting humans, particularly those associated with chronic respiratory diseases like cystic fibrosis. Over the past 15 years, Erin has investigated a range of bacterial pathogens, with a focus on high-threat and antibiotic-resistant pathogens. She has published 70 peer-reviewed publications in this field to date.
Erin’s work with the Menzies melioidosis team involves applying bioinformatic tools to better understand the evolution, phylogenetics, phylogeography, transmission, virulence, gene expression and antibiotic resistance development of Burkholderia pseudomallei, a Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen that causes the potentially deadly tropical disease, melioidosis.
Erin is a Chief Investigator on a five-year melioidosis NHMRC Project Grant led by Prof. Bart Currie (2016-2020). She has supervised one Menzies PhD student to completion and is currently co-supervising three Menzies PhD students, all of whom are involved in her genomics and transcriptomics projects.