SoMS, BABS and GSBE Cross-Faculty Seminar Series
Shalin Naik Molecular Medicine Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Bio: Dr Naik is a graduate of the University of Queensland (Microbiology & Biochemistry) where he did his Honours with Prof. David Hume on macrophage activation by CpG DNA. After a 2-year hiatus in London where he worked as a waiter, and a graphics and production manager for Citibank, he returned to Melbourne to do his PhD with Prof. Ken Shortman on dendritic cell development at WEHI. It was here he gained an interest in single cell tracking and fate determination in biology, and was awarded his PhD in 2006. Interested in the emerging technology of ‘cellular barcoding’ Dr Naik did his postdoc in the laboratory of Prof. Ton Schumacher at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, where he traced the single cell output of haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in vivo. After returning to WEHI in 2013, he was later appointed as a Laboratory Head in the Molecular Medicine Division where his lab investigates single cell fate using different technologies in the emerging area of single cell systems biology. He is also host of the upcoming ABC TV series “Ask the Doctor”.
Date & Time: Wednesday 17 May at 4.00 pm followed by Happy Hour.
Venue: Lowy Cancer Research Centre, Level 4 seminar space Map