Expertise

My research is focused on the mechanisms for recruitment and distribution of metals. We are especially interested in 1) how metals are distributed, stored and used in mitochondria; the majority of these studies use the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae and 2) the metal requirements of the phytopathogen Xylella fastidiosa in infection and the subsequent development of disease.

Our research interests revolve around the utilization of metals in cells. Our major ongoing projects are:

  1. Mitochondrial copper in yeast
  2. Mitochondrial copper in mammalian cells
  3. Ionomics of plant disease caused by Xylella fastidiosa

Subject area: Physiological Adaptations and Functional Genomics, Host-Microbial Interactions Core

Communities
Biological Science
Degrees
PhD, University of Queensland, Australia, Microbiology, 2004
BS, University of Queensland, Australia, Microbiology, 1996
Keywords
biological sciences