Research Group

Warr Lab

Welcome to Coral Warr Research Group

School of Medicine, University of Tasmania

Coral’s research interests are in cellular and developmental genetics, with a focus on how cells respond to signals from their environment. Her group studies the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, as it is a fantastic model organism for studying how genes function in cells and during development. –  Read More about Drosophila here

Click on the links above to find out more about our research, team and publications



The Warr Lab has moved

Coral has recently accepted the position of Head of Biomedical Sciences at University of Tasmania. The Warr Lab has moved and is now located at the Medical Science Precinct in Hobart.

Fully-funded PhD positions are available for domestic and international students. At present we are particularly keen to recruit students for projects studying cell signalling during neuropeptide regulation of growth in Drosophila. But we can develop projects to suit your interests in any of our main research areas.

To be considered applicants must have a distinction or first-class masters (or honours) by research and English language competence. Applicants must then secure Monash scholarship support, for which there are several options available. Contact us to find out more. 

Honours Projects are available in the Warr lab. Email Coral for more information.

PhD Awards

Congratulations to Melissa Saligari for being awarded her PhD.

Congratulations to Michelle Henstridge

Michelle has been awarded a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. She now gets to spend the next four years investigating the control of insulin secretion. Well done Michelle!

Fly bunging Champions

Congratulations to all lab members who contributed to the team award for the fastest fly bunging at the AusFly meeting in Warburton (September 2017), we are now the reigning champions!

Butchers Burrow Escape

Congratulations to “team Bas” who managed to escape from the “Butchers Burrow” at our lab outing (May 2016).