• The University of Western Australia (M550), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 148 Citations
  • 7 h-Index

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Dr Furfaro is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences within the Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Her research focuses on the field of perinatal microbiology, in particular perinatal pathogens and exploration of antibiotic alternatives such as bacteriophage therapy. Lucy has a strong discovery to translation focus to her research and is an active science communicator.

Research interests

Microbiology, bacteriophage biology and therapy, antimicrobial resistance and alternative therapies, perinatal pathogens, Group B Streptococcus (Streptococcus agalactiae) and infectious diseases more broadly.

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Research Output

  • 148 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Conference article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • 176 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • The duration of fetal antenatal steroid exposure determines the durability of preterm ovine lung maturation

    Kemp, M. W., Saito, M., Schmidt, A. F., Usuda, H., Watanabe, S., Sato, S., Hanita, T., Kumagai, Y., Takahashi, T., Musk, G. C., Furfaro, L., Stinson, L., Fee, E. L., Eddershaw, P. J., Payne, M. S., Smallwood, K., Bridges, J., Newnham, J. P. & Jobe, A. H., 5 Sep 2019, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)