About the lab

Our laboratory investigates the cellular mechanisms underpinning malaria parasite transmission and disease.

We investigate the novel banana-shaped sexual stages of Plasmodium falciparum, focused on understanding their unique biology and how this contributes to transmission. We are interested in developing and testing drugs and vaccines that may block transmission of the parasite from infected humans to Anopheles mosquitos.

Lab research projects

Lab team

9 members
Sogol Askari
Visiting International Student
Katrina Larcher
Honours Student
Sannia City
Masters Student (by coursework)
Mohini Shibu
Visiting PhD Student
Cindy Natasha
Clinical Coordinator
Dr Celina Jin
Senior Clinical Research Officer
Dr Matthew Dixon
Senior Research Officer
Saso Lopaticki
Research Assistant
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