Meet Dr. Celeste Donato, a microbiologist studying virus evolution!

Celeste Donato earned a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and PhD from La Trobe University, Australia. After two years at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore she returned to Australia as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Laboratory of Virus Evolution at Monash University. Her research combines clinical, experimental and computational approaches to study the evolution of RNA viruses; in particular rotavirus, influenza B and enterovirus 71. Celeste is passionate about science outreach and communication, in particular encouraging female high school students to pursue careers in STEMM.