Dr. Crabb is a laboratory head in the Division of Infection and Immunity at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Melbourne and did postdoctoral research in the Immunoparasitology Unit of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He received a Young Tall Poppy Award in 1999, the Melbourne Achiever Award in 2001, the Burnet Prize of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in 2002, and the David Syme Research Prize of the University of Melbourne in 2006. He is currently recipient of a principal research fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. This is Dr. Crabb's second HHMI International Research Scholar award.
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUMMARY:
Brendan Crabb is studying the early events in the invasion of Plasmodium falciparum merozoites into human red blood cells, a poorly understood aspect of the malaria parasite's life cycle. In recent years, using newly developed genetic technologies, he has worked to identify the protein machinery involved in these events and characterize their function.
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