Dr Chaille Webb
Chaille is an NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Lithgow Laboratory of the Host-Pathogen Molecular Biology Unit. Her research utilises biochemical and molecular biology strategies along with structural biology to investigate the processes by which bacteria move virulent proteins to the bacterial surface and release them into the host's environment. More specifically, she is interested in the TypeV Secretion Systems of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) and how these are transported to the outer membrane.
Chaille completed her PhD in 2008 under the supervision of Dr Jacqueline Gulbis in the Structural Biology Division of The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. In 2009 she moved to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University to commence a postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. Trevor Lithgow. In 2010 she was awarded an NHMRC Postdoctoral Training Fellowship to continue her work on bacterial pathogenesis.