Karyn N Johnson

Senior Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Queensland
E-mail: karynj@uq.edu.au
Page: http://www.biology.uq.edu.au/staff/karyn-johnson

Fields of interest: 

RNA viruses, host-virus interactions, Wolbachia


Recent publications:

Wong ZS, Hedges LM, Brownlie JC, Johnson KN:
Wolbachia-mediated antibacterial protection and immune gene regulation in Drosophila.
PLoS One 6(9), (2011): e25430.

Asgari S., Johnson K.N. (Eds):
Insect Virology.
Horizon Scientific Press, (2010), Hethersett, UK.

Underwood DJ, Cowley JA, Sellars MJ, Barnes AC, van Hulten MC, Johnson KN:
Gill-associated virus and recombinant protein vaccination in Penaeus monodon.
Aquaculture, 308, (2010): 82-88.

Moreira LA, Iturbe-Ormaetxe I, Jeffery JAL, Lu G, Pyke AT, Hedges LM, Rocha BC, Hall-Mendelin S, Day A, Riegler M, Hugo LE, Johnson KN, Kay BH, McGraw EA, van den Hurk AF, Ryan PA, O’Neill SL:
A Wolbachia symbiont in Aedes aegypti limits infection with dengue, Chikungunya and Plasmodium.
Cell, 139, (2009): 1268-1278.

Ambrose RL, Lander GC, Maaty WS, Bothner B, Johnson JE, Johnson KN:
Drosophila A virus is an unusual RNA virus with a T=3 icosahedral core and permuted RNA-dependent RNA Polymerase.
Journal of General Virology, 90, (2009): 2191-2200.

Osborne SE, Leong Y, O’Neill SL, Johnson KN:
Variation in antiviral protection mediated by different Wolbachia strains in Drosophila simulans.
Plos Pathogens, 5, (2009): e1000656.

Brownlie JC, Johnson KN:
Symbiont-mediated protection in insect hosts.
Trends in Microbiology, 17, (2009): 348-354.

Hedges LM, Brownlie JC, O’Neill SL, Johnson KN:
Wolbachia and virus protection in insects.
Science, 322, (2008): 702.

Hedges LM, Johnson KN:
Induction of host defence responses by Drosophila C virus.
Journal of General Virology, 89, (2008): 1497-1501.

Johnson KN, Tang L, Johnson JE, Ball LA:
Heterologous RNA encapsidated in Pariacoto virus-like particles forms a dodecahedral cage similar to genomic RNA in wild-type virions.
Journal of Virology, 78, (2004): 11371-11378.