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Associate Professor Maria Liaskos Associate Professor, Physiology Anatomy & Microbiology

Dr Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Host-pathogen Interactions Laboratory at La Trobe University and Deputy Director of the La Trobe Research Centre for Extracellular Vesicles.

Dr 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.

Dr 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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