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Gordana Rašić

Dr | Senior Research Officer

Mosquito Control

+61 7 3362 0264

gordana.rasic@qimrberghofer.edu.au

 

CAREER HISTORY

Gordana received her MSc in biology in 2005 from the University of Belgrade (Serbia) working on Drosophila population genetics, and her PhD in biology in 2011 from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) where she built an empirical model system in Landscape Genetics using pitcher plant insects. Since 2012, her work has been focused on the development of molecular and bioinformatics tools and analytical approaches for the implementation of innovative mosquito control strategies, including Wolbachia-based programs in Aedes mosquitoes. Gordana has established mosquito population genomics/bioinformatics platforms within two Australian research institutions (University of Melbourne and QIMR Berghofer) and she leads this research component on several collaborative projects within the MCL, as well as advises projects in the USA (UC Berkeley), France (Institut Pasteur), Singapore (EHI/NEA) and French Polynesia (ILM).

 

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

2017-current: Senior Research Officer, QIMR Berghofer

 

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

2012-2017: Postdoctoral Fellow, Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia 

2012: Assistant Professor, Western University, Canada 

2003-2006: Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Belgrade, Serbia 

 

ORCID NUMBER

0000-0002-3057-0093

 

CURRENT AREA OF RESEARCH

  • mosquito population genomics
  • Wolbachia and gene-drive systems for the suppression of arboviral diseases
  • insecticide resistance
  • biosecurity response to invasive mosquitoes
  • mosquito-virus interactions