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Associate Professor Maria Liaskos Associate Professor, Physiology Anatomy & Microbiology

Associate Professor Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos is Head of the Host-pathogen Interactions and Bacterial Membrane Vesicles Laboratory at La Trobe University and Deputy Director of the La Trobe Research Centre for Extracellular Vesicles.

A/Prof Kaparakis-Liaskos' primary research interests are focused on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions with particular focus on Helicobacter pylori and bacterial membrane vesicles. Her work spans the fields of microbiology and immunology.

A/Prof Liaskos has received multiple international and national awards, including the Australian Society of Microbiology Frank Fenner Award, an Inaugural veski Inspiring Women Fellowship, a Victorian Young Tall Poppy Award and the International Milstein Young Investigator Award.


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