Our people

Our research and education excellence is a reflection of the people behind it. We have research group leaders who are world experts in their field, in addition to many talented researchers, educators and postgraduate students.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department leadership

Head of DepartmentProfessor Roger Daly
T: +61 3 9902 9301
E: roger.daly@monash.edu
W: Daly Laboratory
Personal Assistant to Head of DepartmentIco Ma
T: +61 3 990 29350
E: ico.ma@monash.edu
 
Personal Assistant to Head of DepartmentDanielle Rika
T: +61 3 990 29350
E: danielle.rika@monash.edu
 
Deputy Head of Department (Academic)Associate Professor Tim Cole
T: +61 3 9902 9118
E: tim.cole@monash.edu
W: Cole Laboratory
Deputy Head of Department (Research)Professor Anthony (Tony) Purcell
T: +61 3 9902 9265
E: anthony.purcell@monash.edu
W: Purcell Laboratory
Head of Learning and TeachingAssociate Professor Mark Prescott
T: +61 3 9905 3724
E: mark.prescott@monash.edu
Graduate research Co-ordinatorProfessor Mibel Aguilar
T: +61 3 9905 3723
E: mibel.aguilar@monash.edu
W: Aguilar Laboratory
Honours Co-convenorAssociate Professor Michelle Dunstone
T: +61 3 9902 9269
E: michell.dunstone@monash.edu
W: Dustone Laboratory
Honours Co-convenorDr Kylie Wagstaff
T: +61 3 9902 9348
E: kylie.wagstaff@monash.edu
W: Wagstaff Laboratory

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Our academic and research staff

Our Lab Heads and Group Leaders are listed below. The lab information (click on the links to visit their laboratory websites) showcases the incredible research each of them are doing.

Name Lab information Program membership
Professor Mibel Aguilar Aguilar Laboratory

Biomaterials and drug design

Cardiovascular Disease; Neuroscience
Associate Professor Traude Beilharz Beilharz Laboratory

RNA systems biology

Development & Stem Cells; Cancer; Infection & Immunity
Dr Richard Berry Berry Laboratory

Immune recognition and escape

Infection and Immunity
Dr Peter Boag Boag Laboratory

Developmental and RNA biology

Development & Stem Cells
Associate Professor Irina Caminschi Caminschi Laboratory

Dendritic cell biology and immunotherapy

Infection and Immunity; Cancer
Professor Greg Challis Challis Laboratory

Natural products chemistry and biology

Infection & Immunity
Associate Professor Tim Cole Cole Laboratory

Molecular endocrinology

Development & Stem Cells; Cancer
Associate Professor Fasseli Coulibaly Coulibaly Laboratory

Structural virology

Infection and Immunity
Dr Nathan Croft Croft Laboratory

Systems immunology group

Infection and Immunity
Associate Professor Max Cryle Cryle Laboratory

Reengineering glycopeptide antibiotics

Infection and Immunity
Professor Roger Daly Daly Laboratory

Signalling network

Cancer
Dr Martin Davey Davey Laboratory

Immune surveillance

Infection and Immunity
Associate Professor Chen Davidovich Epigenetic regulation, structure and function laboratory Cancer
Associate Professor Alex de Marco De Marco Laboratory

Imaging and technology development

Infection and Immunity
Associate Professor Michelle Dunstone Dunstone Laboratory

Pore forming proteins and immunity

Infection and Immunity; Cancer; Development & Stem Cells
Dr Andrew Ellisdon Ellisdon Laboratory

Structural biology of signalling and cancer

Cancer; Infection & Immunity
Dr Dominika Elmlund Dominika and Hans Elmlund Laboratory

Structure and dynamics of macromolecules by cryo-EM

Cancer; Infection & Immunity
Dr Hans Elmlund Dominika and Hans Elmlund Laboratory

Structure and dynamics of macromolecules by cryo-EM

Cancer; Development & Stem Cells; Infection & Immunity
Dr Anne Fletcher Fletcher & Knoblich Laboratory

Stromal immunology

Infection and Immunity
Associate Professor Stephanie Gras Gras Laboratory

Viral and structural immunology

Infection and Immunity
Professor Nicole La Gruta La Gruta Laboratory

CD8+ T cell immunity and ageing

Infection and Immunity
Professor Nicholas Huntington Huntington Laboratory

Cancer immunotherapy

Infection and Immunity; Cancer
Associate Professor Kim Jacobson Jacobson Laboratory

B cells and antibody memory

Infection and Immunity
Professor David Jans Jans Laboratory

Nuclear signalling

Infection and Immunity; Cancer; Development & Stem Cells
Dr Kostas Knoblich Fletcher & Knoblich Laboratory

Stromal immunology

Infection and Immunity
Dr Sanjaya Kuruppu Kuruppu research group Neuroscience; Cardiovascular Disease
Dr Terry Kwok-Schuelein Kwok Schuelein Laboratory

Microbial oncogenesis

Infection and Immunity; Cancer
Associate Professor Mireille Lahoud Lahoud Laboratory

Dendritic cell receptors

Infection and Immunity; Cancer
Dr Ruby Law Law Laboratory

Fibrinolysis and wound healing

Infection and Immunity; Cardiovascular Disease
Dr Michael Lazarou Lazarou Laboratory

Autophagy and mitochondrial quality control

Neuroscience; Infection & Immunity; Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity
Dr Jerome Le Nours Le Nours Laboratory

Comparative immunology

Infection and Immunity
Dr Eliana Marino Marino Laboratory

Immunology and diabetes

Infection and Immunity; Cardiovascular Disease; Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity
Dr Nicole Mifsud Mifsud Laboratory

Clinical immunology

Infection and Immunity
Professor Christina Mitchell Intracellular signalling in development, cancer and human disease Cancer
Dr Thomas Naderer Naderer Laboratory

Macrophage-pathogen interaction

Infection and Immunity; Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity
Dr Lan Nguyen Nguyen Laboratory

Integrated network modelling

Cancer
Associate Professor Meredith O'Keeffe O'Keeffe Laboratory

Dendritic cells in health and disease research group

Infection and Immunity; Cancer
Dr Antonella Papa Papa Laboratory

Cancer biology and cell signalling

Cancer; Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity; Neuroscience
Associate Professor Mark Prescott Fluorescent protein biosensors and autophagy laboratory Infection and Immunity; Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity
Professor Tony Purcell Purcell Laboratory

Immunoproteomics

Infection and Immunity; Cancer
Associate Professor Georg Ramm Ramm Laboratory

Advanced cellular imaging

Cancer; Infection & Immunity; Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity
Dr Hugh Reid   Infection and Immunity
Dr Remy Robert Robert Laboratory

Therapeutic antibodies for inflammation

Infection and Immunity
Dr Adam Rose Rose Laboratory

Nutrient metabolism and signalling

Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity; Development & Stem Cells
Associate Professor Sefi Rosenbluh Rosenbluh Laboratory

Cancer functional genomics

Cancer
Professor Jamie Rossjohn Infection and immunity laboratory Infection and Immunity; Cancer
Professor Mike Ryan Ryan Laboratory

Mitochondrial biology and disease

Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity; Neuroscience
Dr Hsin-Hui Shen Shen Laboratory

Nano-antimicrobial materials

Infection & Immunity
Associate Professor Jiangning Song Song Laboratory

Bioinformatics and computational biomedicine

Infection and Immunity; Cancer
Associate Professor Martin Stone Stone Laboratory

Chemokine-receptor interaction

Infection and Immunity; Cardiovascular Disease
Professor Tony Tiganis Cellular signalling & human disease laboratory Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity; Cancer; Infection & Immunity
Professor Ana Traven Traven Laboratory

Fungal infections and medical mycology

Infection and Immunity
Dr Julian Vivian Vivian Laboratory

Molecular immunology

Infection and Immunity
Dr Kylie Wagstaff Wagstaff Laboratory

Cancer targeting and nuclear therapeutics

Cancer; Infection & Immunity
Professor James Whisstock Whisstock structural biology laboratory Infection and Immunity; Cancer; Neuroscience
Professor Jackie Wilce Jackie and Matthew Wilce Laboratory

Wilce structural biology

Cancer; Infection & Immunity; Neuroscience
Professor Matthew Wile Jackie and Matthew Wilce Laboratory

Wilce structural biology

Infection and Immunity
Associate Professor Lee Wong Lee Wong Laboratory

Epigenetics and chromatin research

Cancer; Development & Stem Cells
Professor Colby Zaph Zaph Laboratory

Laboratory of mucosal immunity and inflammation

Infection and Immunity; Cancer; Development & Stem Cells

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Our education-focussed academics

Name Area of research
Dr Nirma SamarawickremaTeaching-research nexus, Authentic assessments, Assessment literacy
Dr Caroline SpeedInnovative approaches to assessment, Broadening learning experiences