Disease control and genetics

Researchers in Biological Sciences are at the technological cutting-edge in developing modes of bio-control that have capacity to reduce or even eliminate the passage of dengue virus from mosquitoes to humans in the tropics.

Other research is focused on novel insights and possible therapeutic options for neuronal, muscular and metabolic disorders, and on the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of disease and immunity.


Bryson-Richardson, Rob
Robert researches the genetic causes, disease mechanisms, and potential therapies for a range of myopathies using the zebrafish as an in vivo model system.
Balasubramanian, Sureshkumar
Suresh is interested in deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying phenotypic variation that shapes evolution in plants.
McGraw, Beth
Beth researches the genetics and evolution of insect:microbe associations, specifically the use of endosymbiotic bacteria for biocontrol against the mosquito that transmits dengue fever.
Burke, Richard
Richard is using the experimental advantages of the vinegar fly Drosophila to investigate the genetic regulation of metal ion metabolism in animal development and disease.

O'Bryan, Moira
Moira leads the Male Infertility and Germ Cell Biology Laboratory in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology. This group studies sperm development and function and the causes of human male infertility.