Joshua Osowicki 20th Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases 2017

Joshua Osowicki

Dr Josh Osowicki is a clinician-scientist who completed his PhD in the MCRI Tropical Diseases research group where he was supervised by Prof. Andrew Steer to establish a human challenge model of Strep A (Streptococcus pyogenes, group A Streptococcus) pharyngitis to accelerate vaccine development against this high priority pathogen. Josh worked with a multinational team of investigators to select and characterise a human challenge strain, design the study protocol, and undertake an initial dose-finding trial to establish the safety and reliability of the model. Josh works clinically as a consultant Paediatric Infectious Diseases physician at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne.

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