Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BAgSci (Hons) University of Tasmania, PhD Molecular Biology (Australian National University)
|Contact Campus||Hobart CBD Campuses|
|Building||Medical Science 1|
|Room Reference||414-08 (Level 4)|
|Telephone||+61 3 6226 4889|
Dr Roddam is currently employed as a senior lecturer in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Tasmania. She is currently co-leader of the Host-Pathogen Interactions Research Group, coordinator of Molecular Biology in Health and Disease (CBA265), and teaches genetics (microbial and human cancer), molecular biology, and protein chemistry. Prior to 2005 she was employed as an NH&MRC research officer in the Molecular Microbiology laboratory at the University of Queensland.
Dr Roddam currently teaches into Biochemistry: Metabolism & Nutrition (CBA260), Molecular Biology in Health & Disease (CBA265), Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry (CBA341), Techniques in Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry (CBA342), Fundamentals of Clinical Science 3 (CAM304), Functional Clinical Practice (CAM305), Advanced Immunology (CJA314), and Research Project in Health and Disease (CBA344). As a teacher Dr Roddam enjoys witnessing student progression as they learn, integrate and synthesise knowledge. A particular interest of Dr Roddam's is the integration of research skills into undergraduate courses.
Dr Lousie Roddam trained in two leading laboratories in microbial pathogenesis, one at the Australian National University, the second at the University of Queensland and has a strong research history focused on using molecular techniques to examine host-pathogen interactions.Dr Roddam's current research focusses on bacterial-host interactions and the development of an anti-pseudomonal therapy with the aim of preventing/treating chronic lung infections for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), infections that are associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
Research Expertise and Specific Skills
- Host-pathogen interactions
- Bacterial biofilms
- Lung infections in cystic fibrosis
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa
- Molecular biology and gene expression analysis
- Tissue culture
- Protein purification and proteomics