About the lab

Our lab focus is ubiquitination in health and disease.

Proteins, the machines that regulate all tasks within our cells, are constantly modified after they are made. These modifications can be highly tunable.

We study such modifications to:

  • discover new principles and pathways they regulated
  • evelop new tools and techniques to study modifiers, and
  • harness the system and turn our insights into new medicines.

In the past five years we have focused on neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, that affect the ageing population. We hope to uncover new diagnostics and treatments to stop or delay these incurable conditions.

Lab research projects

Lab team

We are ubiquitin scientists with complementary expertise covering chemistry/chemical biology, structural biology, biophysics, biochemistry, mass-spectrometry, cell biology and cell signalling, as well as preclinical model and human physiology.

We are interested to hear from enthusiastic candidates at all career stages.

17 members
Rashmi Agrata
Research Officer
Marco Jochem
PhD Student
Felicia Hendrianto
Honours Student
Philipp Schenk
PhD Student
Jack Alexandrovics
PhD Student
Dale Calleja
PhD Student
Dr Andrew Evans
Honorary Research Associate
Dr Shane Devine
Senior Research Officer
Anthony Cerra
Research Assistant
Dr Sylvie Callegari
Senior Research Officer
Dr Simon Cobbold
Senior Research Officer
Dr Simon Scutts
Research Officer
Dr Yuri Shibata
Senior Research Officer
Jonathan Bernardini
Scientist Entrepreneur
Dr Ueli Nachbur
Scientist Entrepreneur
Mikara Robati
Laboratory Manager
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