Prof Julian Rood

Department of Microbiology
Monash University

+61 3 9902 9157

Research Activities

Functional Biology of Bacterial Pathogens
Molecular analysis of clostridial transposons
The biology of large clostridial plasmids
Regulatory networks in the pathogenic clostridia
The pathogenesis of clostridial infections
Pathogenesis, regulation and genetics of the footrot pathogen, Dichelobacter nodosus


Molecular genetics of bacterial pathogens
Bacterial toxins
Bacterial genomics
Plasmid biology
Anaerobic bacteriology
Microbial biochemistry
Protein-DNA interactions
Host-pathogen interactions


Dr Michael Hickey, MMC
Dr Bruce McClane, University of Pittsburgh
Dr Francisco Uzal, University of California Davis
Dr Linc Sonenshein, Tufts University
Dr Bruno Dupuy, Institute Pasteur
Dr Alberto Alape-Giron, University of Costa Rica
Dr Filip van Immerseel, Ghent University
Dr Richard Whittington, University of Sydney
Dr J Glenn Songer, University of Arizona
Drs Ian Paulsen & Garry Myers, The Institute for Genomic Research
Dr Rob Moore
Prof Richard Boyd
A/Prof Matthew Wilce
Prof Jamie Rossjohn
Prof James Whisstock, Monash Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Disease Models

Mouse model for clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene)

Other Lab Members

Dr. Jackie Cheung
Dr. Vicki Adams
Dr. Meredith Hughes
Dr Dane Parker
Ms. Xiaoyan Han
Ms. Martina Chiarezza
Ms. Sarah Teng
Mr. Anthony Keyburn
Ms. Jenny Parsons
Mr Thomas Hiscox
Ms Radhika Bantwal
Ms. Milena Awad
Ms. Leanne Daniel
Ms. Rachael Poon
Ms. Pauline Howarth
Ms Kate Mackin
Mr Ryan Prendergast
Ms Lauren Stevenson
Dr Dena Lyras
Dr Ruth Kennan
Dr Trudi Bannam

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Ms Svenja Fritzlar

Microbiology and Immunology University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

A/Prof Ashley Mansell

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

Dr Alex Kennedy

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

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 21

    ThymOz 2018

  • Mar 25

    2018 Antibody Biology and Engineering Gordon Research Conference

    Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, Italy MORE INFO
  • Apr 22

    Malaria Experimental Genetics workshop

    Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand MORE INFO