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We wish to understand the detailed molecular events that underlie the recruitment and regulation of chromatin-modifying complexes by their co‐factor...

We are interested in delineating the molecular pathways that control immune cell function during infection and inflammation. Our group is focused on...
Supervisor: Professor Colby Zaph

Phosphorylation events on amino acids other than serine, threonine and tyrosine are believed to play an important role in cancer cell biology. We...
Supervisor: Dr Ralf Schittenhelm

Uncertainty tolerance is a psychological construct describing how individuals manage and respond to uncertainty. Given the pervasiveness of...
Supervisor: Dr Michelle Lazarus

Preliminary data from the Nguyen-Daly lab has identified Fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) as promising therapeutic targets for triple-...
Supervisor: Dr Lan Nguyen

Metabolite based T cell immunity is emerging as a major player in antimicrobial immunity, autoimmunity, metabolic diseases, and cancer. Namely,...
Supervisor: Dr Wael Awad

Standard cytotoxic cancer therapy often causes the death of the oocytes in primordial follicles, predisposing women to infertility and premature...
Supervisor: Dr Karla Hutt

Future healthcare providers treat a wide variety of patients who vary in gender, skin tone, body habitus, socio-economic status etc. Despite this,...
Supervisor: Dr Michelle Lazarus

Polysaccharide capsule is a critical virulence factor in many bacteria, including the priority drug-resistant pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii. The...
Supervisor: Dr Francesca Short

The gastric carcinogenic bacterium Helicobacter pylori has a unique ability to withstand high acidity of the stomach by buffering its periplasm at pH...

Female fertility and offspring health are critically dependent on the maintenance of an adequate supply of high quality oocytes. Little is known...
Supervisor: Dr Jessica Stringer

Female fertility and offspring health are critically dependent on the maintenance of an adequate supply of high quality oocytes. Little is known...
Supervisor: Dr Amy Winship

Exosomes are small vesicles (50-150 nm in size) secreted by most cell types and are involved in cell - cell communication and regulation of immune...
Supervisor: Professor Brian Cooke

In several cancer types, a higher tumour mutational burden (TMB) has been associated with increased immune cell infiltration into tumours and better...

The discovery of giant viruses, comparable in size and complexity to simple cellular organisms has pushed back the frontier of the virus world....

Sharks are essential top predators in marine ecosystems that are ecologically, economically, and culturally important. Their predatory success relies...

Background: Size and shape variation of molar crowns in humans play an important role for testing phylogenetic hypotheses and for better...
Supervisor: A/Prof Luca Fiorenza

The Hippo/YAP signalling pathway is frequently dysregulated (~80%) in breast cancer. Yet, efforts aimed at targeting this pathway for therapeutic...
Supervisor: Dr Lan Nguyen

Diversity is one of the most highly evaluated value in our workplace to maximize its performance. Diversity in neural cells (neurons) may be...
Supervisor: Dr Tatsuo Sato

Anti-mullerian Hormone (AMH) or Mullerian Inhibiting Substance (MIS) is fundamentally known for its crucial activities in gonadal development during...
Supervisor: Dr Kelly Walton

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