About our lab

In this laboratory, we are investigating the molecular interactions of parasites and pathogens with their host insects. In particular, our focus is on:

1.     Investigating the role of non-coding RNAs (such as microRNAs) in insect

          biology and host-pathogen interactions, in particular anti-viral


2.     Exploring virus encoded genes that are responsible for replication,

          pathogenesis, and manipulation of host gene expression machinery.

3.     Investigating Wolbachia-mosquito-virus interactions



School of Biological Sciences

The University of Queensland

Brisbane QLD 4072

Tel: +61 7 336 52043