Publish Date: 
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 12:15

Mitchell unlocking secrets for diabetes, kidney disease and COVID-19

A Mater Research -University of Queensland scientist, Dr Mitchell Sullivan, has been awarded a 2020 Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship from the Queensland Government to further fund his research into diabetes, kidney disease and COVID-19.

The Industry Research Fellowship is targeted at supporting PhD qualified researchers in undertaking original research that will benefit Queensland, considering the current global COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the funding round was changed to focus on fellowships that support COVID-19 research.

Mitchell explains he had previously been exploring the link between diabetes and kidney disease under Professor Josephine Forbes at the Translational Research Institute however as COVID-19 emerged he quickly changed his area of research.

“So far we have found people with either diabetes or kidney disease seem to be impacted very severely by COVID-19.”

Mitchell is based at TRI.