Bacterial Pathogenesis

Bacterial Pathogenesis Laboratory research explores the pathogenesis and prevention of pneumococcal disease and biology and applications of bacterial AB5 toxins.

HDR student Vikrant Minhas in the RCID laboratory

Our research activities span a broad continuum from basic research into the fundamental mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and the identification and characterisation of virulence genes, to the development of improved vaccines and therapeutic strategies.

The Bacterial Pathogenesis Laboratory lies at the core of the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases. It is currently supported by NHMRC Program and Development Grants, ARC Discovery Grants, and major Category 1 Fellowships from NHMRC and ARC.

People and publications

Professor James Paton

Centre Director | Head - Bacterial Pathogenesis Laboratory

Research profile & publications

Dr Shannon David

Postdoctoral Scientist

Research profile

Dr Adrienne Paton

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr Claudia Trappetti

University of Adelaide Beacon Fellow

Research profile

Dr Alexandra Tikhomirova

Garnet-Passe Fellow

Dr Hui Wang

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist

Dr Austen Chen

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist

Dr Lauren McAllister

Postdoctoral Fellow