Gaetan Burgio, MD, PhD
Gaétan Burgio is a group leader and head of the transgenesis facility at the Australian National University’s John Curtin School of Medical Research.
Burgio graduated from the Faculty of Medicine Xavier Bichat in Paris in 2002 with a Medical Degree. He worked as a consultant in an emergency department at Paris while he was undertaking his PhD studies at Pasteur Institute, Paris. He completed his PhD in 2008 from Pasteur Institute in France and migrated to Australia to join Professor Simon Foote as a postdoctoral researcher at the Menzies Research Institute (University of Tasmania) from 2008 to 2012, and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University from 2012 to 2015 investigating the host response to the malaria parasite using large scale ENU mutagenesis in mice. In 2015 he was appointed as a Group Leader at The John Curtin of Medical Research, and Head of the transgenesis core facility at the Australian Phenomics Facility to establish a new research program of the host pathogens interaction on multidrug resistant bacteria and the malaria parasite, using cutting edge technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. His research is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) in Australia.