Dr Emma Miles
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyDr Emma Hume is a Senior Research Fellow within the School of Optometry and the Insitute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at QUT. Graduating with a PhD in 1997, Emma undertook a postdoctoral fellowship in Prof Richard O’Callaghans laboratory in Louisiana State Medical Centre in New Orleans. Returning to Australia in 2000, Emma worked with the Institute for Eye Research in Sydney to develop and evaluate novel antimicrobials and antimicrobial surfaces.
Emma’s current research focus is the pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus keratitis. She has developed a mouse model to study Staphylococcus aureus keratitis which has allowed the characterisation of the host response to this organism. The model is also an efficient means to study the effect of novel antimicrobial and inflammation modulating agents. Additionally, she is currently trying to establish an animal model of Trachoma in conjunction with Prof. Ken Beagley and Prof. Peter Timms.
Dr Hume has a strong track record in independent and collaborative research, as evidenced by her initiation and maintenance of strong collaborative links both nationally and internationally. Her publications are in high impact journals which are the leading journals in their fields such as Biomaterials, Journal of Leukocyte Biology, Infection & Immunity, and Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science.
Pathogenesis of microbial keratitis; Trachoma
Staphylococcus aureus, antibacterial surfaces, biomaterials, contact lenses, cornea, infection, inflammation, microbial keratitis