Contacts

Doctor Laura D’Andrea

Senior Research Scientist

Background

Laura obtained her PhD in Biochemistry at Monash University in 2017, investigating the structure and function of a novel anti-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin-37. This work helped lead to a major research collaboration between Monash University, Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Roche (Hoffman-La Roche, Switzerland). Here, Laura began her post-doctoral career working towards the generation of a modified IL-37 biologic with improved anti-inflammatory properties.

After the completion of the three-year project, Laura continued her post-doctoral career at Monash University working on multiple projects including a mechanistic understanding of the P-Rex2:PTEN inhibitory complex (Science Signaling, 2021) as well as structural insights into NF1 and its susceptibility to loss-of-function mutations (Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, 2021).

In 2022, Laura joined the Burnet Diagnostics Initiative (BDI) as a protein biochemist, keen to apply her skills to diagnostic and therapeutic development against viral targets.

View Laura’s publications here.

Positions

  • 2017-2022: Research Fellow, Monash University, Australia

Qualifications

  • 2017: PhD, Monash University, Australia
  • 2012: BBiomedSci (Hons), Monash University, Australia