Prof Brian Cooke

Laboratory Head
Department of Microbiology
Monash University

+61 3 9902 9146

Research Activities

Molecular and cellular studies of mechanisms of pathogenesis in apicomplexan parasites with particular focus on malaria and babesiosis. Mechanisms of the interaction of blood cells with blood vessel walls. Regulation of cellular mechanical properties.


Molecular and Cell Biology of apicomplexan parasites
Biophysical assays of cellular adhesion and mechanics


New York Blood Centre
National University of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Kings College, London
University of Birmingham Medical School, UK
Austin Research Institute
Centre for Glycomics, Brisbane
Animal Research Institute, Brisbane
Tick Fever Research Centre, Brisbane
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Disease Models

Mouse models of malaria infection
Cattle models of Babesia bovis infection

Other Lab Members

Dr Fiona Glenister
Ms Donna Buckingham
Ms Kate Fernandez
Ms Sejal Gohil
Ms Zynne Lim

Other members with similar research interests

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Dr Alison Every

Centre for Animal Biotechnology University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

Mr Dhanasekaran Sakthivel

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Dr Nicole De Weerd

Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases Hudson Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 21

    ThymOz 2018

  • Mar 25

    2018 Antibody Biology and Engineering Gordon Research Conference

    Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, Italy MORE INFO
  • Apr 22

    Malaria Experimental Genetics workshop

    Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand MORE INFO