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Dr Shivani Pasricha

Dr Shivani Pasricha

Dr Shivani Pasricha

(03) 8344 0825 | [email protected]

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI)

Dr Shivani Pasricha obtained her Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, majoring in Genetics and Psychology from the University of Melbourne. She was then employed as a Research Assistant under Professor Phil Batterham at the Bio21 Institute. Broadly, her research involved characterising the developmental and adaptive roles of cytochrome P450s (enzymes involved in xenobiotic detoxification and the production of many hormones) in Drosophila melanogaster. Shivani then went on to complete her PhD in the Genetics Department at the University of Melbourne. The objective of her PhD was to identify differences between nonpathogenic and pathogenic growth forms of the opportunistic fungus, Talaromyces marneffei. 

  • Key Achievements
    • Shivani is currently a postdoctoral research in Professor Elizabeth Hartland’s laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. She is part of a team working towards identifying the role of over 300 proteins translocated into eukaryotic cells by the bacterial pathogen, Legionella pneumophila. L. pneumophila is an environmental organism and the major cause of Legionnaire’s Disease, an acute form of pneumonia. Shivani is particularly interested in bacterial proteins translocated to the nucleus and those that are able to manipulate host cell processes by functional mimicry of eukaryotic proteins.

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