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Borg Laboratory

Immunity and Immune Evasion

Welcome to the Borg Lab

Our laboratory is focused on understanding how our innate immune system works, and how it is manipulated by microbes.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Infection & Immunity and Cancer Programs and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Dr Natalie Borg

My global research connections, partners and funding can be viewed on my Monash Research Profile.

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Our research

Host proteins critical to innate immunity are targeted by pathogens of global significance to human health such as influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and Salmonella. Their strategy is often to block or manipulate the action of host proteins to benefit their survival. We use a structural/functional approach combined with high-resolution imaging and cell-based infectious assays to understand how our innate immune system works, and how it is manipulated by microbes. This knowledge will enable us to devise new ways to combat microbial infections.

The crystal structure of the parainfluenza virus type III haemagglutinin-neuraminidase protein bound to the drug Relenza (purple)

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