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Coralie Boulet Graduate Researcher, Physiology Anatomy & Microbiology

Coralie is a PhD student in Dr Teresa Carvalho's laboratory (Molecular Parasitology laboratory). She graduated from the Swiss Insitute of Technologies (EPFL, Lausanne) with a Bachelor and a Masters in Life Sciences & Technologies. She is currently investigating the interrelationship between the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and its host red blood signalling pathways.

During her masters, she undertook a 6-month project in Prof Christian Doerig's laboratory in Monash University, where she studied malaria. More specifically, she focused on the interaction between the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and its host red blood cell. In 2017, Coralie started her PhD in La Trobe University. She continues her work on P. falciparum interrelationship with its host cell, taking both cellular approaches (flow cytometry and microscopy) and molecular approaches (Western Blots, proteomics and phosphoproteomics, small inhibitory molecules). She presented in local and international conferences including Malaria in Melbourne (2017) and the First World Malaria Conference (2018). In 2018, she won the first prize of the La Trobe 'Visualise Your Thesis' competition. The same year, she published a literature review on the relationship between the red blood cell's death (eryptosis) and a malarial infection.
Besides her research work, Coralie demonstrates for Microbiology practical classes and Science Outreach Programs. She is also very active in the social and associative life on campus: in 2018, she was a committee member of the PAM HDR student society, and in 2019 she became the president of the La Trobe Latin Dance Club.

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