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Dr Rob Steuart

Dr Rob Steuart Dr Rob Steuart

PhD

Position Research Facility Manager
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
School Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute(CHIRI)
Department CHIRI BioScience
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 305.115
Phone 08 9266 7362
Fax 08 9266 2342
Email R.Steuart@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

I am the research facility manager for the Curtin Health Innonvation Research Institute. Our facility provides wet laboratory space for reserchers from the Schools of Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy and Public Health. We have space for over 100 researcher and provide platform technologies in Flow Cytometry, Microscopy, Protein Expression and Analysis and general Molecular Biology. Our researchers are conducting research into a range of different areas including; cancer immunology, diabetes, alzheimers, gene transfer in bacteria and understanding protein trafficking through the ER.

Research Interests

My primary area of research interest is the cell and molecular biology of parasite, namely Giardia duodenalis which is a ubiquitous parasite that is able to infect humans and animals. Giardia exists as two forms, the trophozoite that colonises the small intestine and the infective cysts. There are several genetic groups in G. duodenalis which are quite distinct at the genetic level but little has been done to study the biological effect of this variation.

Current projects are investigating variation in gene control between genetic groups, the role of GLORF-C4 a small heat shock like protein, triggers for forming the cyst stage, variation and studies of the alpha giardins (a unique class of structural proteins), determination of adhesion factors and unravelling the interplay between different genetic groups during mixed infections.

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Publications

2017

Journal Articles (Research)

2013

Journal Articles (Research)

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