Jessica Carlson-Jones

School of Biological Sciences
Flinders University

GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001

Phone: +6188201 5234



Interests: Medical Microbiology, flow cytometry

Jessica Carlson-Jones is a PhD candidate at Flinders University under the primary supervision of Professor Jim Mitchell. Her Honours work was the first study to successfully enumerate bacterial and virus like particles in the sinus washes of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis using the non-culture based enumeration technique flow cytometry. After the completion of her Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) degree at Flinders University, Jessica joined the teams at both the Sleep Disorder Unit at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Infection and Immunity group at SAHMRI. Jessica’s current research project aims to develop a better understanding of the spatial distribution of the human microbiota within various niches of the oral cavity, and how it may contribute to paediatric sleep apnoea. It is hoped that this research will assist in the development of new therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative tools in the paediatric sleep disorder field.

Batchelor of biotechnology (Honours) Flinders University
PhD candidate