Dr Megan Lenardon: Candida albicans: a commensal and killer fungus
Location:WIMR Conference Room Level 2
Dr Lenardon obtained a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from UNSW in 2000, before going on to complete a PhD in Molecular Genetics in 2005 under the supervision of Prof. Ian Dawes. Megan then moved to the world-renowned Aberdeen Fungal Group (AFG) at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland where she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow with Profs. Neil Gow and Al Brown. Dr Lenardon returned to UNSW in April 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in the School of BABS. Dr Lenardon is on the editorial board of The Cell Surface and is an academic editor for PLoS One.
In the talk, Dr Lenardon will give an overview of the main research areas her group which include fungal cell wall structure and biosynthesis, fungal cell division and septation, the development of antibody based therapies and diagnostics for fungal infections, and the interactions between the gut microbiota and C. albicans in the colon.
Lunch provided at 1pm