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Prof. Joel Mackay

PI (NHMRC Senior Research Fellow). In serious need of a haircut.

Prof. Jacqui Matthews

PI with personal chair - hooping name "Alpha Helix" and currently Lorne Program Committee Chair.

Dr Ann Kwan

PI and NMR Facility Manager, with her own unique style. Is delving into the mysterious world of solid-state protein NMR.

A/Prof. David Segal

Recent sabbatical visitor (and honorary ongoing lab member) from deep in the agricultural heart of the US. Is very proud of this fish.

Dr Ron Hill

Honorary Associate with a ton of experience (at CSIRO) in insect transcription factor structure and function - hoping to do some fundamental biochemistry and drug discovery.

Dr Mohammadreza Nassiri

Sabbatical visitor from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in Iran - here to learn some protein structure and design in Joel's lab.

Angela Nikolic

Our lab manager (the person who *really* runs the lab). Watch out if you aren't wearing your lab coat!

Dr Ana Silva

Postdoc with Joel. Crystallographer from Portugal via the UK. Enjoyed having a child so much that she had a second one. We're expecting her back soon though!

Dr Jason Low

Postdoc in the Mackay lab - fresh from a PhD at UNSW with Prof. Marc Wilkins - continuing on a theme of gene regulatory proteins (with less yeast). Now with added baby!

Dr Ingrid MacIndoe

After BSc Hons with Joel, a PhD with Margie and a schoolteaching sabbatical in Japan, Ingrid is back (and blonder than before) to get a bit more cellular...but with a structural twist. Temporarily on hold while she creates a family!

Dr Petr Pachl

Crystallographer from Prague who has joined Jacqui for a postdoctoral stint. Has an eye for a photo.

Dr Hakimeh Moghaddas Sani

Visiting scientist who was *previously* a visiting student! Who can blame her for coming back?!

Ngaio Smith

PhD student with Jacqui. Tried to escape but is stuck with us for the time being!

James Woodmansey

PhD student working with Jacqui *and* Joel. Tricky position!

Maryam Sana

PhD student working with Joel. Has taken a little (but only a little!) time out to join the ranks of motherhood.

Jessica Zhong

PhD student working with Joel. Currently focused on beating nucleosomes into shape.

Karishma Patel

PhD Hons student with Joel. Bravely venturing across the Tasman for her PhD. Doubling the number of people in the lab who know what jandals are.

Charlotte Franck

Joint PhD student working with Richard Payne in Chemistry and Joel. Should become an expert in connecting proteins to peptides - and has the distinction of being our second Belgian lab member...

Paul Solomon

PhD student with Joel following on from TSP project (rare shot with lab coat!) - still somewhat attached to theoretical chemistry, but we'll fix that...

Kim Woollett

PhD student with Joel who has made the jump from membrane proteins to transcription factors - very sensible!

Xavier Reid

Previously known as "BSc Hons student working with Joel and Jason" - now promoted to PhD student!

Natasha Jones

BSc Hons student working with Joel and Ana after an undergrad project last year didn't scare her away.

Anthony Yammine

BSc Hons student who worked with Ann in 2016. Still around from time to time.

Rezwan Sidiquee

Intern student from Turkey who worked with Ann in 2016 and enjoyed it so much he's come back for more.

Patrick Wang

Undergraduate volunteer working with Ann.

Vaishnavi Veeraraghava

Undergraduate student volunteer working with Ann.

Carlotta Wills

Undergraduate student in the Dalyell program - working with Joel, under the tutelage of Xavier and Jessica.

Sibel Alca

Second-year BMedSci student in the Dalyell program - working with Jason.

Slightly wonky grey cat

In charge of sitting down (someone has to do it when Joel is away)...

A. Zebra

New lab mascot. With wheels, believe it or not...

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Lastest update: "Lab members page", on 29th Nov 2019.

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