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Traven Laboratory

Fungal infections and
medical mycology

Welcome to the Traven Lab

Microbial pathogens kill millions of people every year, and the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is of huge concern to global health. My team, together with the AMR Group at the Monash BDI, are focused on understanding how pathogenic fungi cause diseases, with the view of building the knowledge foundation for future approaches to anti-infective treatments.

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

Professor Ana Traven

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

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Our research

My lab is focused on understanding how the yeast pathogen Candida albicans causes disease: We do this by:

  • Studying the interactions of C. albicans with innate immunity. We want to identify how we could assist the immune response to defeat fungal infections.

  • Characterising the regulatory pathways that enable C. albicans to thrive and drive infections. We want to identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited against the pathogen.

Lab members

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