We conduct ground breaking research exploring how single cells generate the organs and systems of the body. From evolutionary biology (how species change over generations), through to molecular mechanisms (how the smallest units of our body work together), we are uncovering the links between development and disease.
By delving deep inside molecular structures and processes, we aim to gain fundamental insights into the chemistry of living organisms and how this is perturbed in disease, leading to exciting applications such as new treatments for cancer and immune disorders.
Despite being only 50 years old, The Department of Microbiology has quickly become widely recognised as a world leader in the areas of antibiotic resistance, microbial pathogenesis, the immune response to infection, and vaccine development.
We aim to disrupt conventional thinking and discover novel therapeutic targets and medicines for cardiovascular, renal and respiratory related diseases and thus enable drug discoveries in areas of large unmet need. We contribute to Monash’s consistent top 5 world ranking for Pharmacy & Pharmacology
We seek to understand how our bodies develop and function, and what goes wrong with body function in diseases. We use our knowledge to develop new treatments for diseases. Our scientists have particular interests in neuroscience, cardiovascular disease, pain, obesity, diabetes and reproduction.