Gaetan Burgio, MD, PhD is leading a research laboratory at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Australian National University, Australia. Gaetan completed a medical degree at Paris and then completed a PhD in mammalian genetics at the Pasteur Institute (Paris) and the National Museum of Natural History (Paris). He migrated to Australia in 2008 Joined Prof Simon Foote’s laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2015 Gaetan established his laboratory at the Australian National University at Canberra, Australia.
Gaetan’s research aims to gain a fundamental understanding in the interaction between a pathogen and its host. He has a strong interest on prokaryotic immune defences with a specific focus on CRISPR adaptive immunity. His research program uses a combination of computational biology, microbiology, biochemistry and RNA biology to dissect these mechanisms.