School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Host pathogen interactions

Staff


PhD Students

Collaborators

LEISHMANIA

PATHOGENS OF AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE

PHYLOMERS AS ANTIPARASITIC AGENTS

MICROBIOME IN DISEASE AND HEALTH

IN UTERO EFFECTS OF ARSENIC

 


 

 

A/Professor Christopher Peacock has extensive experience in research involving the complex interactions between pathogens and the host. Historically this has focused on neglected tropical infections diseases in particular the pathogen Leishmania for which he has published widely. More recently his research group has begun investigating the importance of the microbiome on human health in shaping our response to pathogens. In addition he has developed an interest in investigating the impact of novel Australian parasites on native animals in the ever-changing environment.leishmania


My research objectives revolve primarily around pathogen and host interactions and include parasitology, microbiology, zoonotic infections (one health) pathogen genomics, metagenomics, host immune response, pathogen virulence and environmental effects on host pathogen interactions.  My current research projects are focused in three main areas, Leishmaniasis, metagenomics and novel pathogens of Australian wildlife.

In each of these areas I have undertaken both basic science research and translational research with the latter becoming a more pronounced part of my activities. Details of each of these areas are: