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Peleg Laboratory

Mechanisms Of Disease Caused By Hospital-Acquired Pathogens

Welcome to the Peleg Lab

Our research program focuses on the mechanisms of pathogenesis of important hospital-acquired pathogens and the identification of novel therapeutic targets. More specifically, multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, including Acinetobacter baumannii, and the Gram-positive bacterial pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and a member of the Infection Program and the Department of Microbiology.

Professor Anton Peleg

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Our research

We combine bacterial genetic techniques with exciting in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo infection model systems (mammalian and non-mammalian [eg. Zebrafish]) to characterise the role of novel genes in virulence and antimicrobial resistance. Our over-arching goal is to identify new targets that may be amenable for future drug development, with a focus on microbial virulence, persistence and adaptation.

  • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and host immune evasion in Staphylococcus aureus

  • Regulation of pathogenesis and virulence in Acinetobacter baumannii

  • Emerging antimicrobial resistance & transmission by lateral gene transfer

  • Biofilms and infections on medical devices

Lab members

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