McDevitt laboratory

Research Overview

View Associate Professor Christopher McDevitt's latest PubMed publications listing here.

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The McDevitt laboratory's research investigates the interaction of pathogenic bacteria, e.g. Streptococcus pneumoniae, with the host environment with a particular focus on the role of metal ions. To understand the chemical biology of these interactions, we use state-of-the-art microbiology, biochemical and biophysical approaches.


Saleh Alquethamy, PhD Student
Bliss Cunningham, Research Officer
Katherine Ganio, Reserach Assistant/Lab Manager
Navneet Kaur , PhD Student
Eve Maunders, Reserach Assistant
Christopher McDevitt, Head of laboratory
Prachi Mhatre, MSc Student
Stephanie Neville , Research Fellow
Patrick Schilling, Research Officer
Aimee Tan, Resarch Fellow
Kevin Tang, Honours Student 2021
Marina Zupan, PhD Student


Philip Doble, Professor, UTS

James Paton, Professor, University of Adelaide

Bostjan Kobe, Professor, University of Queensland

Tim Stinear, Professor, University of Melbourne

Mark Walker, Professor, University of Queensland

Megan Maher, Associate Professor, University of Melbourne

Jeffrey Harmer, Associate Professor, University of Queensland

Megan O'Mara, Associate Professor, ANU

Evelyne Deplazes, Dr, UTS

Thomas Kehl-Fie, Associate Professor, University of Illlinois at Urbana-Champaign

Aurelia Hiron, Dr, University of Tours


2019-2020 NHMRC Project Grant. Novel insights into the molecular mechanisms of manganese recognition and acquisition by pathogenic bacteria. C McDevitt, T Cordes, J Harmer, S Iwata, M Maher and M O'mara.

2019 NHMRC Project Grant. Defining the role of zinc at the host-pneumococcal interface. P Doble,C McDevitt and A McEwan.

2018-2021 NHMRC Project Grant. Essential gene regulation in multi-drug resistant golden staph: A new path towards control. T Seemann, C McDevitt, I Monk and T Stinear.

2017-2021 ARC Future Fellowship. New molecular tools to study the mechanisms of bacterial metal homeostasis. C McDevitt.

2017-2020 ARC Discovery Project. Molecular insights into bacterial metal ion homeostasis and toxicity. C McDevitt.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.