Staff and Students

Staff and Students

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associate professor Coral Warr

group leader

Coral’s research interests are in cellular and developmental genetics, with a focus on how cells respond to signals from their environment.

Read more about Coral Warr here

 +61 3 9905 5504



Karyn Moore

research assistant

Karyn works on the MACPF Project.

 +61 3 990 24360


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daniel bakopoulos

doctoral student

 +61 3 990 20241

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Dr Travis Johnson

arc decra fellow

Travis  research aims to understand the roles and mechanism of Torso-like in Drosophila as well as to identify novel proteins that work in concert with Torso-like.

 +61 3 990 29303



dr katherine shaw

research assistant

 +61 3 990 20241



Arani Azim

Doctoral Student

 +61 3 990 20241

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dr Linda Parsons

research fellow

 +61 03 99051721



melissa saligari

doctoral student

Melissa is interested in identifying novel genes that interact with Torso-like.

 +61 3 990 20241


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lachlan cauchi

Honours student

 +61 3 990 20241

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dr Michelle Henstridge

NHMRC Early Career Fellow 

Based jointly in the Warr and Mirth Labs 

Michelle's research aims to use Drosophila as a model to understand how different nutritional inputs regulate secretion of the peptide hormone insulin. She is also interested in identifying novel genes that are required for insulin production and secretion in both Drosophila and mammals.

 +61 3 990 55646


jade kannangara

doctoral student

Jade's research aims to identify novel growth factor receptors that function in growth control in the Drosophila prothoracic gland.

 +61 3 990 20241