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Dr Ross Waller


Ross Waller completed a PhD in Melbourne, Australia (School of Botany, University of Melbourne) working on the newly discovered relict plastid in apicomplexan parasites Plasmodium and Toxoplasma with Geoff McFadden. He undertook postdoctoral training with Malcolm McConville working on Leishmania cell biology (Department of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne), and then with Patrick Keeling working on molecular evolution in diverse eukaryotes (University of British Columbia, Canada). In 2005 he joined the Faculty of the School of Botany, University of Melbourne, and in 2013 relocated to join the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

Research Interests


1)    Cell and Evolutionary Biology of Apicomplexa

2)    Biology of invasion

a)    composition and conservation of apical complex/cytoskeleton

b)    signalling

c)    differentiation

3)    'Omics' cell/strain characterisation

a)    high-resolution spacial proteomics

b)    ribosomal profiling