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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.

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.

James Woodmansey

PhD student working with Jacqui *and* Joel. Tricky position!

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.

Gabrielle McClymont

PhD Hons student with Jacqui. Inspired to return after working with Flyp in third year + Hons (who wouldn't be?).

Karishma Patel

PhD Hons student with Joel. Bravely venturing across the Tasman for her PhD. Doubling the number of people in the lab who know what jandals are.

Alain André

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

Matt Majoub

BSc Hons student working with Ann in 2016. Staying on for a few months in 2017.

Anthony Yammine

BSc Hons student working with Ann in 2016. Still around from time to time.

Ashley Lee

BSc Hons student working with Ingrid and Joel on Angelman Syndrome.

Max Bedward

BSc Hons student with Joel working with team NuRD. Inspired to return after 2014 summer scholarship with Jason.

Grace Mackie

BSc Hons student working with Jacqui. That's Mack-e, not Mack-i...

Javaid Jabbar

Visiting undergraduate student from Bilkent University in Turkey. Working with Joel and Maryam.

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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