Meet Dr. Willa Huston, a microbiologist passionate about Chlamydia and how we can better treat and diagnose it to improve women’s health and even save the koala!

Willa is a Senior Lecturer and Research Group Head at the University of Technology Sydney. Her lab works on Chlamydia, how the infection causes serious problems like infertility in some cases, and how we can better diagnose and treat chlamydial infections in humans and animals (including Koalas). She is also passionate about learning and ensuring students get to learn the most up to date material in active and fun ways in the classroom. Willa and her lab group are passionate about outreach so the wider community can see the benefits of STEM (including by school visits and outreach activities) and they have work experience high school students in the lab and several undergraduates do research projects within the team each year.