• The University of Western Australia (M504,M576), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Dr Megan Lloyd completed a Bachelor of Applied Science at RMIT in Victoria in 1991. She then worked in Rickettsia research with Dr Brain Dwyer and Dr Rob Baird at Fairfield Hospital and was employed as a clinical scientist at the Katherine Hospital in the Northern Territory. Dr Lloyd first came to The University of Western Australia in 1995 and completed her PhD on reproductive immunology in 2007. She worked as a Research Associate in Professor Geoff Shellam's Research Group investigating congenital cytomegalovirus infection in mice and cytomegalovirus in breast milk whilst also working at the Perron Rotary Express Milk Bank at King Edward Memorial Hospital.  She has recently worked on a project identifying specific antibody for SARS-CoV-2 in the breastmilk of women who were PCR positive on the day of delivery as a member of Valerie Verhasselt's laboratory at Telethon Kids Institute. Dr Lloyd is currently lecturing Immunology at UWA.

Current projects

Collaborators

Prof Valerie Verhasselt, Telethon Kids Institute

A/Prof Allison Imrie, UWA

Prof Donna Geddes, UWA

Dr Jemma Berry, Edith Cowan University

Dr Lois Balmer, Edith Cowan University

Research

Dr Lloyd has an interest in all aspects of cytomegalovirus infection.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research expertise keywords

  • Immunocontraception
  • Viruses/vaccines
  • Viruses/herpes

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