Natalie is an ARC Future Fellow and group leader at Monash University’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Natalie undertook her PhD under the supervision of Jenny McKimm-Breschkin and Margot Anders at the CSIRO and University of Melbourne. During this time Natalie was first exposed to X-ray crystallography and determined the structure of the HN protein from human parainfluenza virus type 3. Following the award of her PhD Natalie continued her love of X-ray crystallography as a postdoc with Jamie Rossjohn at Monash University’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During this time Natalie worked on the structure and biophysical analysis of proteins integral to our adaptive immune response. In 2006 she was awarded an NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellowship, in 2008 both an NHMRC Career Development Award and L’Oreal for Women in Science Fellowship and in 2012 an ARC Future Fellowship. Natalie’s research is now a culmination of her past research interests, and is focused on host-pathogen interactions and their role in infection.