Dr Danielle Anderson received her PhD from Curtin University of Technology in 2007, majoring in virology. She was a post-doctoral scientist at Intitut Armand-Frappier, Canada. At Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, she served as the Scientific Director of the ABSL3 laboratory, providing expertise, and support for research with pathogens requiring high containment.
At the Doherty Institute, she is a Research Scientist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital's Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory. Her research is directed toward determining and understanding viral pathogenesis, particularly the influence of cellular host factors on paramyxovirus replication. Dr Anderson focuses is on pathogen discovery and aims to identify and characterise novel and emerging viruses and develop diagnostic platforms for the identification clinically relevant emerging pathogens, such as coronaviruses.