Ivo Mueller-Lab team

Ivo Mueller-Lab team

My team collaborates very closely with the PNG Institute of Medical Research; the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok; the Foundation for Tropical Medicine in Manaus as well as with numerous labs within the institute as well as elsewhere, in Australia, Europe and the US.


Harin Karunajeewa, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, MB BS Melbourne PhD UWA

Project: Infectious disease epidemiology & clinical pharmacology

Reference: Karunajeewa, H.A., et al. A trial of combination antimalarial therapies in children from Papua New Guinea. New Engl Journal Med 359, 2545-2557 (2008).


Rhea Longley, Postdoctoral Fellow, BBiolSc(Hons) UTAS PhD Oxford

Project: Discovery of serological markers in recent exposures to P. vivax in endemic regions.

Reference: Longley, R.J, et al. Asymptomatic Plasmodium vivax infections induce robust IgG responses to multiple blood-stage proteins in a low-transmission region of western Thailand. Malar J178, doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-1826-8 (2017).


Sarah Charnaud, Senior postdoctoral Fellow, BSc(Hons) Southampton PGDipEpi LSHTM PhD Monash

Project: Parasite and host genetics that affect malaria treatment efficacy

Reference: Charnaud, S.C, et al. Maternal-foetal transfer of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax antibodies in a low transmission setting. Sci Rep 6, DOI: 10.1038/srep20859 (2016).


Hayley Joseph, Postdoctoral Fellow, BSc(Hons) James Cook PhD James Cook

Project: B cell response in malaria vaccination.

Reference: Haparai L., et. al. Evaluation of traps and lures for mosquito vectors and xenomonitoring of Wuchereria bancrofti infection in a high prevalence Samoan village. Parasites and Vectors 8(1): 287. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-0886-2 (2015).


Jessica Brewster, Research Technician, BBSc(Hons) La Trobe


Leonie Raijmakers, PhD student, MSc Groningen

Project: Using mitochondrial phylogenetic to reconstruct the introduction of Plasmodium vivax malaria into Melanesia


Zoe Liu, PhD student, BSc(Hons) MSc Queensland

Project: Antibody longevity to Plasmodium vivax antigens in malaria endemic countries


Yi Wan Quah, PhD student, BSc(Hons) MSc Putra

Project: Molecular epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax in Solomon Islands


June Hu, Master of Research student, Melbourne

Project: Investigating how P. vivax prevents apoptosis in liver cells