Steven Daniel Pelech

Professor

Research Interests

Protein Microarrays
Protein Kinases
Protein Phosphatases
Protein phosphorylation
Cell signalling
Signal transduction
Cell division
COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2

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Affiliations to Research Centres, Institutes & Clusters

Research Options

I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.
 
 

Research Methodology

Antibody Microarrays
Cell/Tissue Lysate Microarrays
Peptide Microarrays
Peptide Synthesis
Antibody Production
Multi-immunoblotting
Protein Kinase Assays
Protein Phosphatase Assays
Serological Antibody Testing

Recruitment

Doctoral students
Any time / year round
2022

Investigation of protein kinase signalling networks in diverse experimental model systems, including growth factor-treated human cancer cell lines and meiotic maturation of sea star and frog oocytes. Investigations of protein kinase signalling networks in biopsied human tissues from patients with cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes. Development of microarray technology for monitoring protein expression, covalent modification, protein-protein interactions and protein-drug interactions. Meta-analysis of high-throughput proteomics data for development of algorithms for predicting the architecture and operations of cell signalling systems. As a hybrid academic-industrial laboratory, the research seeks to support both basic and applied research goals.

Applicants should have a strong background in biochemistry at the undergraduate level in advance third and fourth years courses, and experience in research laboratories that have used cell culture, protein analysis, enzyme assays and immunology-base techniques such as Western blotting. Applicants should have a minimum 85% average in undergraduate and any graduate courses, and/or strong evidence of research ability supported by authorship in peer-reviewed, scientific publications. 

I am open to hosting Visiting International Research Students (non-degree, up to 12 months).
I am interested in hiring Co-op students for research placements.

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