Kimberly M Edwards

Project Manager
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Kimberly Edwards, MSc, is Project Manager in the Pathogen Evolution Laboratory at Hong Kong University – Pasteur Research Pole. Her research interests include the molecular evolution of infectious disease and bioinformatic analysis of disease ecology at the human-animal interface. Kimberly has over 10 years’ experience in wet and dry lab virology under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Webster, F.R.S. and Dr. Richard Webby at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, a Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance and WHO Collaborating Center for Studies on the Ecology of Avian Influenza in Animals. She received her MSc in One Health: ecosystems, humans, and animals from the Royal Veterinary College and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and her thesis on coronavirus diversity was awarded distinction. She has co-authored 17 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and her work on avian influenza in migratory shorebirds has been featured by Business Insider and PBS Newshour.


Genomic Epidemiology of Seasonal Influenza Circulation in China During Prolonged Border Closure from 2020 to 2021.

Off-season RSV epidemics in Australia after easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Human seasonal influenza under COVID-19 and the potential consequences of influenza lineage elimination.

Genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 under an elimination strategy in Hong Kong.

Air travel-related outbreak of multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants.