Our people

Our people

Professor Alison Rodger

Head of Department

Alison Rodger moved to Macquarie in 2017 after over 20 years at the University of Warwick. Her research focuses on understanding the structure and function of biomacromolecules and their assemblies. At Macquarie she is establishing an open access biophysical spectroscopy laboratory for collaborators and commercial users. She is committed to supporting the career development of early career researchers and involved with Athena SWAN and the Science in Australia Gender Equity Initiative.

Academic staff

Name Email

Associate Professor Louise Brown

Associate Professor

Structural and Synthetic Biology

E: louise.brown@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8294

6WW 305

Dr Alfonso Garcia-Benett

ARC Future Fellow

Functional Materials

E: alf.garcia@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8285

4WW 337

Professor Paul Haynes


Molecular Omics

E: paul.haynes@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 6258

6WW 309

Dr Ian Jamie

Senior Lecturer

Group Leader, Chemical ecology and atmospheric chemistry

Analytical Molecular Science

E: ian.jamie@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8293

4WW 236

Associate Professor Joanne Jamie

Associate Professor

Analytical Molecular Science

E: joanne.jamie@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8283

4WW 231

Dr Paul Jaschke


Structural and Synthetic Biology

E: paul.jaschke@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8295

14EAR 357

Professor Peter Karuso

Professor of Chemistry

Analytical Molecular Science

E: peter.karuso@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8290

4WW 232

Dr Fei Liu

Senior Lecturer

Analytical Molecular Science

E: fei.liu@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8312

4WW 330

Associate Professor Bridget Mabbutt

MRes Director, Associate Professor

Structural and Synthetic Biology

E: bridget.mabbutt@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8282

6WW 306

Dr Abidali Mohamedali

Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Molecular Omics

E: abidali.mohamedali@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8292

4WW 119

Professor Nicki Packer

Distinguished Professor

Molecular Omics

E: nicki.packer@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8176

6WW 307

Professor Ian Paulsen

Distinguished Professor

Structural and Synthetic Biology

E: ian.paulsen@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8152

14EAR 207

Dr Andrew Piggott

Senior Lecturer

Group Leader, Microbial Discovery

Analytical Molecular Science

E: andrew.piggott@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8251

4WW 334

Professor Shoba Ranganathan


Group Leader, Bioinformatics Research

Molecular Omics

E: shoba.ranganathan@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 6262

4WW 121

Professor Alison Rodger

Professor, Head of Molecular Sciences

Analytical Molecular Science

E: alison.rodger@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8264

6WW 310

Associate Professor Anwar Sunna

Associate Professor

Structural and Synthetic Biology

E: anwar.sunna@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 4220

6WW 207

Dr Sasha Tetu

Senior Lecturer

Molecular Omics

E: sasha.tetu@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8155

14EAR 201

Dr Morten Thaysen Andersen

Senior Research Fellow

Group Leader, Analytical Glycoimmunology

Molecular Omics

E: morten.andersen@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 7487

4WW 333

Associate Professor Koushik Venkatesan

Associate Professor

Functional Materials

E: koushik.venkatesan@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8296

4WW 123

Dr Yuling Wang

Senior Lecturer

Functional Materials

E: yuling.wang@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 6914

4WW 229

Professor Robert Willows


Analytical Molecular Science

E: robert.willows@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8146

14EAR 203

Dr Danny K. Y. Wong

Senior Lecturer

Analytical Molecular Science

E: danny.wong@mq.edu.au

T: +61 (2) 9850 8300

4WW 235

Research fellows

Name Position Email
Amy Cain Research Fellow amy.cain@mq.edu.au
Andrew Care Research Fellow andrew.care@mq.edu.au
Liam Elbourne Research Fellow liam.elbourne@mq.edu.au
Sophie GoodchildResearch Fellowsophie.goodchild@mq.edu.au
Gene Hart-SmithResearch Fellowgene.hart-smith@mq.edu.au
Hasinika Hewawasam GamageResearch Fellowhasinika.hewawasam@mq.edu.au
Sameera IqbalResearch Associatesameera.iqbal@mq.edu.au
Lianmei JiangResearch Fellowlianmei.jiang@mq.edu.au
John KalaitzisResearch Fellowjohn.kalaitzis@mq.edu.au
Liisa Kautto Research Fellow liisa.kautto@mq.edu.au
Rebeca Kawahara SakumaResearch Fellowrebeca.kawaharasakuma@mq.edu.au
Sinead KeaveneyResearch Fellowsinead.keaveney@mq.edu.au
Zahra KhabirResearch Associatezahra.khabir@mq.edu.au
Heinrich Kroukamp Research Fellow heinrich.kroukamp@mq.edu.au
Liping Li Research Fellow liping.li@mq.edu.au
Briardo LlorenteResearch Fellowbriardo.llorente@mq.edu.au
Ram MaharjanResearch Fellowram.maharjan@mq.edu.au
Paul Malek MirzayansResearch Fellowpaul.malekmirzayans@mq.edu.au
Edward MohResearch Fellowedward.moh@mq.edu.au
Lisa MooreResearch Fellowlisa.moore@mq.edu.au
Krishnatej NishtalaResearch Associatekrishnatej.nishtala@mq.edu.au
Soo Jean Park Research Fellow soojean.park@mq.edu.au
Lindsay Parker Research Fellow lindsay.parker@mq.edu.au
Kerstin PetrollResearch Fellowkerstin.petroll@mq.edu.au
Phani Rekha PotluriAssociate Lecturerphani-rekha.potluri@mq.edu.au
Nima Sayyadi Research Fellow nima.sayyadi@mq.edu.au
Lucie SemenecResearch Fellowlucie.semenec@mq.edu.au
Bhumika Shah   Research Fellow bhumika.shah@mq.edu.au
Francesca ShortResearch Fellowfrancesca.short@mq.edu.au
Angela Sun Associate Lecturerangela.sun@mq.edu.au
Niel van WykResearch Fellowniel.vanwyk@mq.edu.au
Deepa VarkeyResearch Fellowdeepa.varkey@mq.edu.au
Roy WalkerResearch Fellowroy.walker@mq.edu.au
Thomas Williams Research Fellow thomas.williams@mq.edu.au
Sofie WinderickxResearch Associatesofie.winderickx@mq.edu.au

Honorary appointments

Kaisarun AkterHonorary Postdoctoral Fellowkaisarun.akter@mq.edu.au
Malcolm BallVisiting Fellowmalcolm.ball@mq.edu.au
Peter BergquistEmeritus Professorpeter.bergquist@mq.edu.au 
Hugh GooldHonorary Fellowhugh.goold@mq.edu.au
Brian GrayEmeritus Professorbrian.gray@mq.edu.au
Karl HassanHonorary Senior Lecturerkarl.hassan@mq.edu.au
Richard KitneyHonorary Professordick.kitney@mq.edu.au
Christoph KrispHonorary Research Fellowchristoph.krisp@mq.edu.au
Guozhen LiuHonorary Senior Research Fellowguozhen.liu@mq.edu.au
Mark MolloyHonorary Professormark.molloy@mq.edu.au
Kausala MylvaganamVisiting Associate Professorkausala.mylvaganam@mq.edu.au
David NewmanHonorary Professordavid.newman@mq.edu.au
Wayne O'ConnorVisiting Fellowwayne.oconnor@mq.edu.au
Brian OrrEmeritus Professorbrian.orr@mq.edu.au
Martin OstrowskiVisiting Fellowmartin.ostrowski@mq.edu.au
Anahit PenesyanHonorary Lectureranahit.penesyan@mq.edu.au
Artur SawickiVisiting Fellowartur.sawicki@mq.edu.au
Peter StilesHonorary Associate Professorpeter.stiles@mq.edu.au
Junior Te'oAdjunct Fellowjunior.teo@mq.edu.au
Robert VaggEmeritus Professorrobert.vagg@mq.edu.au
Emma WilsonVisiting Scholaremma.wilson@mq.edu.au
Paul WormellVisiting Professorpaul.wormer@mq.edu.au

Administration staff

Name Position Email LocationPhone
Grace CooperAdministrator and Outreach Coordinatorgrace.cooper@mq.edu.au4WW 2219850 8275
Cheryl Farago Department Manager cheryl.farago@mq.edu.au4WW 2209850 8178
Michelle Kang Administrator Academicmichelle.kang@mq.edu.au4WW 2239850 8291
Nancy LiAdministrative Assistantnancy.y.li@mq.edu.au4WW 2239850 6260
Shin Yoong LimAdministrative Assistantshinyoong.lim@mq.edu.au4WW 2239850 8277
Mark RegoAdministrator Financemark.rego@mq.edu.au4WW 2219850 8244

Technical staff

Name Position Email LocationPhone
Nicole CordinaSenior Analytical Techniciannicole.cordina@mq.edu.au4WW 2219850 6916
Christie FosterResearch Officerchristie.foster@mq.edu.au14EAR 3019850 8181
Iniga GeorgeSenior Research Officeriniga.george@mq.edu.au14EAR 3589850 8140
Anthony Gurlica Laboratory Manager anthony.gurlica@mq.edu.au 4WW 2269850 6374
Thi Huynh Scientific Officer thi.huynh@mq.edu.au14EAR 1729850 8122
Thulasy Jeyendra Scientific Officer thulasy.jeyendra@mq.edu.au14SCO 314 9850 8262
Gurpreet Kaur Scientific Officer gurpreet.kaur@mq.edu.au14EAR 1749850 8249
Monika KingTechnical Team managermonika.king@mq.edu.au14EAR 1049850 8208
Amanda MackieBiocuratoramanda.mackie@mq.edu.au14EAR 3589850 8119
Elsa Mardones Senior Scientific Officer elsa.mardones@mq.edu.au14EAR 172 9850 8233
Angela Moncrieff Scientific Officer angela.moncrieff@mq.edu.au14EAR 173 9850 4078
Hong Nguyen Scientific Officer hong.nguyen@mq.edu.au14SCO 331 9850 8262
Robyn PetersonSenior Research Officerrobyn.peterson@mq.edu.au6WW3049850 9257
Kavita RaginiScientific Officerkavita.ragini@mq.edu.au4WW328 
Remi RouquetteSenior Analytical Technicianremi.rouquette@mq.edu.au4WW 2219850 4219
Mark Tran Technical Team Manager mark.tran@mq.edu.au14SCO 333 9850 4077
Tony Wang Scientific Officer tony.wang@mq.edu.au4WW 227 9850 8263
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