Michelle P. Christie

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.

  • Contact Details
    Department:Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Email: michelle.christie@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone:03 8344 2286
  • Current Research Focus

    Research focus text

    Field of ResearchDescription
    060109Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics)
    060112Structural Biology (incl. Macromolecular Modelling)
  • Key Skills
    • 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.