I completed my PhD in 2010 at the University of Queensland. Following this I undertook postdoctoral research at the University of Queensland and St Vincent’s Institute for Medical Research. I moved to the University of Melbourne in 2018. I use molecular biology, protein biochemistry, biophysical techniques (isothermal titration calorimetry, surface plasmon resonance and bio-layer interferometry), confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and structural biology to understand the function of proteins involved in infection and protein trafficking. I am also interested in designing novel peptide and protein-based drug and gene delivery carriers. Overall, my research has contributed to fourteen publications including two high profile publications in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. I have presented my work at both international and national research conferences.
In 2015, I received an AsCA rising star award presented by the Asian Crystallographic Association. I was also a recipient of a 2016 Endeavour Research Fellowship to develop methods for studying membrane protein interactions at Uppsala University.
In addition to my research activities I am also passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists and supporting early and mid-career researchers through my involvement with the MDHS Early Career Research network.
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 03 8344 2286
Current Research Focus
Research focus text
Field of Research Description 060109 Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics) 060112 Structural Biology (incl. Macromolecular Modelling)
- protein biochemistry
- structural biology
- protein-interaction studies
Looking to collaborate?
Mass spectrometry to study protein interactions, cell biology in the context of protein trafficking, microbiologists and immunologists studying the gut microbiome.