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Dr Sofia Caria Research Officer, Biochemistry

Research officer - Kvansakul lab, La Trobe University, January 2012 - Present:

Research officer - SAXS/WAXS, Australian Synchrotron-ANSTO, November 2017 - Present:

- Structural biology of cell death and host-pathogen interactions.
- Studies on viral Bcl-2 proteins and how they contribute to the development and maintenance of virus-associated tumours such as Kaposi's sarcoma or Epstein-Barr Virus.
- Structural characterization of Scribble protein to understand its role as a cell polarity regulator and tumor suppressor.
- Small-angle X-ray scattering and X-ray crystallography.

Postdoctoral fellow - Monash University, Scanlon Lab, June 2011 - January 2012:
Structural based drug design in E. coli DsbA protein.

Ph.D. student - ESRF structural biology group, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility and Faculdade de Farmacia, Universidade de Lisboa, ESRF structural biology group November 2006 - October 2010:
Structural and biochemical characterisation of the PhoR-PhoB two component regulatory system from Deinococcus radiodurans.

Graduated student - Macromolecular Crystallography Unit, Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica, March 2006 - September 2006
Biochemical characterisation of Agf proteins from Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium.

Undergraduate student - ESRF structural biology group, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, January 2005 - January 2006
Structural and biochemical characterization of UvrA2 and UvrB proteins from Deinococcus radiodurans.

Undergraduate student - Macromolecular Crystallography Unit, Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica, April 2004 - December 2004
Biochemical characterisation of Mrk proteins from Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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