Our team works mainly on socio-economically important parasites. Parasitic diseases cause millions of deaths and enormous suffering in people and animals around the world. Our main goal is to understand parasites and the diseases that they cause, so that we can develop effective treatments, vaccines, diagnostic tests and strategies for effective control.

RESEARCH GROUP CONTACT INFORMATION

Robin B. Gasser
Professor in  Veterinary Parasitology
Email: robinbg@unimelb.edu.au

Research Groups

JEX GROUP - PROTOZOAN AND ROUNDWORM BIOLOGY AND GENOMICS

  • Aaron Jex BSc (Hons) PhD, Senior Lecturer in Parasitology, Email: ajex@unimelb.edu.au
  • Louise Baker BSc (Hons), PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Brendan Ansell BSc Hons (Melb), RHD student

JABBAR GROUP - VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY AND ANTIPARASITIC DRUGS

  • Abdul Jabbar DVM, MSc, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Parasitology, Email: jabbara@unimelb.edu.au
  • Mary Shuttleworth BSc (Hons), RHD student
  • Piyumali Perera BSc (Hons), RHD student

TRAUB GROUP- PUBLIC HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

  • Rebecca Traub BSc, BVMS (Hons), PhD, Associate Professor in Parasitology , Email: rtraub@unimelb.edu.au
  • Sze Fui Hii DVM, PhD, Research Fellow
  • Nguyen Ngoc Dinh BVSc, MVSc, RHD student
  • Thomas (Yen Thon) Teoh BVSc, RHD student

YOUNG GROUPFLATWORM BIOLOGY AND GENOMICS

  • Neil Young BSc (Hons), PhD, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, Email: nyoung@unimelb.edu.au
  • Pasi Korhonen BSc, MSc, RHD student and bioinformatician
  • Bahiyah Binti Nor BSc (Hons), MSc candidate
  • Andreas Stroehlein BSc, MSc, RHD student

PARASITE BIOLOGY AND GENOMICS

  • Robin Gasser BVM, DVM, PhD, DVSc, Professor, Vice - President, Australian Society for Parasitology, Email: robinbg@unimelb.edu.au
  • Anson Koehler BSc, MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Clare Anstead BSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Bert Breugelmans BSc, MSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Ross Hall BSc, Grad Dip Comp Sci, Bioinformatician
  • Namitha Mohandas BSc, MSc, Research Assistant
  • Sarah Preston BSc, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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