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30 Nov., 2016: Matthews lab members at the Thompson Prize event

24 Nov., 2016: Scientists in Schools award for Joel

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Prof. Joel Mackay

PI (NHMRC Senior Research Fellow). In serious need of a haircut.

Prof. Jacqui Matthews

PI with personal chair - hooping name "Alpha Helix" and currently Lorne Program Committee Chair.

Dr Ann Kwan

PI and NMR Facility Manager, with her own unique style. Is delving into the mysterious world of solid-state protein NMR.

A/Prof. David Segal

Recent sabbatical visitor (and honorary ongoing lab member) from deep in the agricultural heart of the US. Is very proud of this fish.

Angela Nikolic

Our lab manager (the person who *really* runs the lab). Watch out if you aren't wearing your lab coat!

Dr Lorna Wilkinson-White

Manager of our new and exciting fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD) facility - and wearing another hat as a part-time postdoc with Jacqui.

Dr Philippa Stokes

Über-postdoc with Jacqui. No longer sponsored by Donut King...

Dr Ana Silva

Postdoc with Joel. Crystallographer from Portugal via the UK (escaping the York winters - and summers). Currently growing a small child instead of crystals.

Dr Jason Low

Postdoc in the Mackay lab - fresh from a PhD at UNSW with Prof. Marc Wilkins - continuing on a theme of gene regulatory proteins (with less yeast). Now with added baby!

Dr Ingrid MacIndoe

After BSc Hons with Joel, a PhD with Margie and a schoolteaching sabbatical in Japan, Ingrid is back (and blonder than before) to get a bit more cellular...but with a structural twist.

Dr Mario Torrado del Rey

Protein biochemist and guitarist from Madrid. Has become the eukaryotic expression master.

Dr Biswa Mohanty

Occasionally visiting long-distance postdoctoral collaborator from Monash - keeping a structural foot in the door while working in Melbourne.

Ivan Nisevic

PhD student with Jacqui. From Serbia - Joel's Croatian heritage made lab soccer interesting.

Paul Setiyaputra

PhD student with Joel. Definitely had the tidiest desk in the lab...and a mean bass guitar.

Dorothy Wai

PhD student with Joel. Chief lab photographer and occasional arsonist.

Neil Robertson

PhD student with Jacqui. Has the best (binding) curves...

Steph Helder

PhD student with Joel - staying on after Hons. Was under Marylène's designer RBP wing - now branched out into flies.

Ngaio Smith

PhD student with Jacqui. Tried to escape but is stuck with us for the time being!

Taylor Szyszka

PhD student working with Joel - all the way from the US of A. How many labs can say they have a member who has fired a pink AK47?

Mehdi Sharifitabar

PhD student working with Joel - coming to us from the Royan Institute in Tehran. Has a lot of lab experience under his belt already.

Vania Caldas

PhD student working with Jacqui.

Athina Manakas

PhD student working with Jacqui. Always causing trouble.

Maryam Sana

PhD student working with Joel. Our first lab member from Pakistan.

Jessica Zhong

PhD student working with Joel. Stayed in the structural biology family after Hons last year.

Hakimeh Moghaddas Sani

PhD student visiting from Siavoush Dastmalchi's lab in Tabriz, Iran.

Hadrien Chereau

Intern student from France working with Ann.

Alain André

MSc student working with Joel - coming all the way to us from Radboud University in the Netherlands.

Gabrielle McClymont

BSc Hons student with Jacqui. Inspired to return after working with Flyp in third year.

Jennifer Ting

BSc Hons student working with Jacqui.

Matt Majoub

BSc Hons student working with Ann.

Anthony Yammine

BSc Hons student working with Ann.

Ashley Lee

Undergraduate TSP student working with Joel and Jason.

Jack Zeng

Undergraduate TSP student formally known as "Undergraduate summer student" - working with Joel and Mario.

Slightly wonky grey cat

In charge of sitting down (someone has to do it when Joel is away)...

A. Zebra

New lab mascot. With wheels, believe it or not...

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Lastest update: "News", on 29th Nov 2016.

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