Coral Warr


Associate Professor Coral Warr

Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Science

Ph.D. University of Melbourne

Telephone: +61 3 9905 5504

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Coral Warr is an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences and the Associate Dean Research for the Faculty of Science at Monash University in Melbourne. Like many fly researchers Coral’s passion for all things fly began during her PhD, which she completed at the University of Melbourne working on Drosophila phototransduction. She then undertook postdoctoral studies at Yale University where she was a first author on the studies that uncovered the gene families encoding receptors involved in olfaction and taste in Drosophila. At Monash she leads a research program in Drosophila cellular and developmental genetics, with a focus on how cells respond to signals from their environment during growth and embryo patterning.  

Coral is a strong advocate for genetics and for model organism research via her roles such as the President of the Genetics Society of AustralAsia and on the International Fly Board. She has convened two Genetics Society of AustralAsia meetings, and in 2017 convened the inaugural Australian Model Organisms in Human Health meeting. Coral is also a passionate educator and teaches genetics to Science and Biomedical Science students at all undergraduate levels. Finally, Coral is highly committed to equity and diversity, and is a member of the Monash Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team.