Mr Alberto   Ospina Stella
Research Officer

Mr Alberto Ospina Stella

PhD (molecular virology), M.Sc. (molecular medicine), B.Sc. (molecular biotechnology).

medicine-health
The Kirby Institute

Alberto obtained a B.Sc in molecular biotechnology (2012) and a M.Sc. in molecular medicine (2014) from top-rated universities in Germany.  He then completed his PhD at UNSW (2019) and continued his work as postdoctoral research scientist at the Kirby Institute, working on HIV host-pathogen interactions and gene therapy cure approaches for HIV infection.  Since March 2020 (first COVID-19 wave in Australia), Alberto was recruited to work full-time on SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) research, as part of our institute’s rapid response strategy to the pandemic.

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Walker GJ; Naing Z; Stella AO; Yeang M; Caguicla J; Ramachandran V; Isaacs SR; Agapiou D; Bull RA; Stelzer-Braid S; Daly J; Gosbell IB; Hoad VC; Irving DO; Pink JM; Turville S; Kelleher AD; Rawlinson WD, 2021, 'Sars coronavirus-2 microneutralisation and commercial serological assays correlated closely for some but not all enzyme immunoassays', Viruses, vol. 13, pp. 247 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v13020247
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Abayasingam A; Balachandran H; Agapiou D; Hammoud M; Rodrigo C; Keoshkerian E; Li H; Brasher NA; Christ D; Rouet R; Burnet D; Grubor-Bauk B; Rawlinson W; Turville S; Aggarwal A; Stella AO; Fichter C; Brilot F; Mina M; Post JJ; Hudson B; Gilroy N; Dwyer D; Sasson SC; Tea F; Pilli D; Kelleher A; Tedla N; Lloyd AR; Martinello M; Bull RA, 2021, 'Long-term persistence of RBD+ memory B cells encoding neutralizing antibodies in SARS-CoV-2 infection', Cell Reports Medicine, vol. 2, pp. 100228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrm.2021.100228
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Tea F; Stella AO; Aggarwal A; Darley DR; Pilli D; Vitale D; Merheb V; Lee FXZ; Cunningham P; Walker GJ; Fichter C; Brown DA; Rawlinson WD; Isaacs SR; Mathivanan V; Hoffmann M; Pöhlman S; Mazigi O; Christ D; Rockett RJ; Sintchenko V; Hoad VC; Irving DO; Dore GJ; Gosbell IB; Kelleher AD; Matthews GV; Brilot F; Turville SG, 2021, 'SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies: Longevity, breadth, and evasion by emerging viral variants', PLoS Medicine, vol. 18, pp. e1003656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003656
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Van Bockel D; Munier CML; Turville S; Badman SG; Walker G; Stella AO; Aggarwal A; Yeang M; Condylios A; Kelleher AD; Applegate TL; Vallely A; Whiley D; Rawlinson W; Cunningham P; Kaldor J; Guy R, 2020, 'Evaluation of commercially available viral transport medium (VTM) for SARS-CoV-2 inactivation and use in point-of-care (POC) testing', Viruses, vol. 12, pp. 1208 - 1208, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v12111208
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Stelzer-Braid S; Walker GJ; Aggarwal A; Isaacs SR; Yeang M; Naing Z; Ospina Stella A; Turville SG; Rawlinson WD, 2020, 'Virus isolation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) for diagnostic and research purposes', Pathology, vol. 52, pp. 760 - 763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pathol.2020.09.012
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Walker GJ; Clifford V; Bansal N; Stella AO; Turville S; Stelzer-Braid S; Klein LD; Rawlinson W, 2020, 'SARS-CoV-2 in human milk is inactivated by Holder pasteurisation but not cold storage', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 56, pp. 1872 - 1874, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpc.15065
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Walker G; Naing Z; Stella AO; Yeang M; Caguicla J; Ramachandran V; Isaacs S; Agapiou D; Bull R; Stelzer-Braid S; Daly J; Gosbell I; Hoad V; Irving D; Pink J; Turville S; Kelleher A; Rawlinson W, 2020, 'SARS Coronavirus-2 microneutralisation and commercial serological assays correlated closely for some but not all enzyme immunoassays', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.07.20245696
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Hu W; Cai Y; Zhu Y; Li F; Stella AO; Tebas P; Mounzer K; Kostman J; Turville S; Montaner L, 2019, 'Cleaving HIV-1 provirus from ART-suppressed patient-derived resting CD4 T Cells using Cpf1/crRNA-array ribonucleotide protein packaged by CD4-targeting lentivirus-like particle', Journal of Virus Eradication, vol. 5, pp. 55 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s2055-6640(20)30221-1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Stella AO; Turville S, 2018, 'All-round manipulation of the actin cytoskeleton by HIV', Viruses, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v10020063
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Kaspar D; Auer F; Schardt J; Schindele F; Ospina A; Held C; Ehrenreich A; Scherer S; Mueller-Herbst S, 2014, 'Temperature- and nitrogen source-dependent regulation of GlnR target genes in Listeria monocytogenes', FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, vol. 355, pp. 131 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1574-6968.12458
    Journal articles |
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Walker GJ; Clifford V; Bansal N; Stella AO; Turville S; Stelzer-Braid S; Klein LD; Rawlinson W, 'SARS-CoV-2 in human milk is inactivated by Holder pasteurization but not cold storage', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.18.20134395
    Journal articles |
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Aggarwal A; Stella AO; Henry C; Narayan K; Turville SG, 'HIV corruption of the Arp2/3-Cdc42-IQGAP1 axis to hijack cortical F-Actin to promote cell-cell viral spread', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2019.12.13.873612
    Journal articles |
    Mr Alberto Ospina Stella
    Tea F; Stella AO; Aggarwal A; Darley DR; Pilli D; Vitale D; Merheb V; Lee FXZ; Cunningham P; Walker GJ; Brown DA; Rawlinson WD; Isaacs SR; Mathivanan V; Hoffman M; Pöhlmann S; Dwyer DE; Rockett R; Sintchenko V; Hoad VC; Irving DO; Dore GJ; Gosbell IB; Kelleher AD; Matthews GV; Brilot F; Turville SG, 'SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies; longevity, breadth, and evasion by emerging viral variants', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.19.20248567

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