Dr Megan Lenardon
The Eukaryotic Microbes SIG is focused on fostering interactions between researchers working on the molecular and cellular biology of all eukaryotic microbes (fungi and parasites). It encompasses the breadth of eukaryotic microbial research including experimental model systems, pathogenic microbes and eukaryotic microbes relevant to biotechnology.
Megan Lenardon is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at UNSW, Sydney. She is a molecular mycologist studying fungal pathogens of humans. She moved to her current position at UNSW in 2017 after spending almost 12 years in the Aberdeen Fungal Group in the UK. Her research interests include fungal cell wall structure and biosynthesis, fungal cell division, the development of antibody-based therapies for invasive fungal diseases and the interactions between fungi and bacteria in the human gastrointestinal tract.
Contact: Dr Megan Lenardon (convenor) firstname.lastname@example.org