Dr Lara Herrero

Dr Herrero is a Research Leader and NHMRC Research Fellow at the Institute for Glycomics where she leads a group primarily focused on studying the glycobiology of viral inflammatory diseases.  Her research has examined the pathobiology of emerging mosquito-borne viruses such as Chikungunya, dengue, Ross River and Barma Forest. Her research involves various aspects of virus and cell interactions with a particular focus of the role of glycans and is aimed at developing new treatment strategies.

Since joining Griffith in 2013 Dr Herrero has either been a lead or co-investigator on ARC and NHMRC grants valued at over $2 million.

Associate Professor Guillermo Diaz-Pulido

Associate Professor Diaz-Pulido’s research is devoted to understanding the biology and ecology of algae and coral reefs, and how human activities affect these organisms and ecosystems. His research at the Australian Rivers Institute has generated new knowledge that is important for the sustainable use and management of coral reefs, particularly in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Associate Professor Diaz-Pulido has an outstanding track record of attracting competitive research grants with a total value of $2.5 million in research funding from the ARC and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.