We focus on finding solutions to tackle devastating mosquito-borne infectious diseases like malaria and dengue fever


Biomedical scientist with expertise in infectious diseases, immune response to infection and global health.

I am a PhD biomedical scientist with 20+ years of research experience in the academic sector, with expertise in microbiology, immunology, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of tropical infectious diseases, which are an important cause of mortality and morbidity in some of the poorest regions of the world.

Over the course of my career, I worked on a range of infectious diseases such as Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas’ disease, and liver flukes and fascioliasis. I am currently an established Laboratory Head in the Infection Disease and Immune Defence Division at The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute in Australia, where my lab focuses on finding solutions to tackle two devastating mosquito-borne infectious diseases: malaria and dengue fever that together account for 600 million clinical cases worldwide annually.