Prof Brian Cooke

Laboratory Head
Department of Microbiology
Monash University

+61 3 9902 9146
brian.cooke@monash.edu

Research Activities

Molecular and cellular studies of mechanisms of pathogenesis in apicomplexan parasites with particular focus on malaria and babesiosis. Mechanisms of the interaction of blood cells with blood vessel walls. Regulation of cellular mechanical properties.

Techniques/Expertise

Molecular and Cell Biology of apicomplexan parasites
Biophysical assays of cellular adhesion and mechanics

Collaborations

New York Blood Centre
National University of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Kings College, London
University of Birmingham Medical School, UK
Austin Research Institute
Centre for Glycomics, Brisbane
Animal Research Institute, Brisbane
Tick Fever Research Centre, Brisbane
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Disease Models

Mouse models of malaria infection
Cattle models of Babesia bovis infection

Other Lab Members

Dr Fiona Glenister
Ms Donna Buckingham
Ms Kate Fernandez
Ms Sejal Gohil
Ms Zynne Lim

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