Chris Tonkin-Lab team

Chris Tonkin-Lab team

Lab team

Our lab consists of students and postdocs who have synergistic interests in different experimental techniques. This provides a highly collaborative environment to deeply understand fundamental aspects of apicomplexan parasite pathogenicity. We also closely work with other labs in the division and several international groups in order to translate our findings in Toxoplasma into understanding pathogenesis in the malaria parasite. 

Alex Uboldi, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, BSc(Hons) PhD Witwatersrand
Project: Signal transduction mechanisms during Toxoplasma infection

Hernan Alonso, Postdoctoral fellow, BSc(Hons) Cordoba PhD 
Project: Structural biology of the Toxoplasma glideosome.

James McCoy, PhD Student, BA BBiomedSc(Hons) Melbourne 
Project: The role of calcium-dependent protein kinases during Toxoplasma infection

Rebecca Stewart, PhD Student, BSc(Hons) UWA
Project: Determination of the signal transduction pathways driving Toxoplasma motility

Melanie Williams, PhD Student,  BSc(Hons) Melbourne BBiomedSc RMIT
Project: Structure function analysis of the Toxoplasma glideosome

Michael Coffey, PhD Student, BSc (Hons) Melbourne (co-supervised with Justin Boddey)
Project: Export of virulence factors during Toxoplasma infection