Prof Brian Cooke

Laboratory Head
Department of Microbiology
Monash University

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

Other members with similar research interests

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Mrs Coralie Boulet

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology La Trobe University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Dr Niamh Mangan

Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases Hudson Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

Dr Christopher Tonkin

Infection and Immunity Division Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 31

    The Inaugural Melbourne Immunotherapy Network Winter Retreat

    Vibe Hotel, Marysville MORE INFO
  • Sep 14

    ASID & ESCMID Perinatal Infectious Diseases Workshop 2018

    Q-Station MORE INFO
  • Oct 18

    VIIN Young Investigator Symposium 2018

    Walter and Eliza Hall Institute MORE INFO