© 2017 Laura Grogan       Nathan, Queensland, Australia       l.grogan"at"griffith.edu.au       +61 7 3735 9255

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30 Jan 2019

Our synthesis on the sources of heterogeneity underlying extremely competent hosts (superspreaders etc.) is now online early in Trends in Ecology and Evolution (Impact Factor 15.938)! The paper was developed during a 2-day workshop on extreme competence held at Deakin...

23 Jan 2019

I'm excited to have been awarded $14,890 under the 2019 Griffith University New Researcher Grant Scheme for the project “A metabolomic investigation of the amphibian fungal skin disease, chytridiomycosis”!

Chytridiomycosis is a fatal fungal skin disease of amphibians th...

18 Dec 2018

Prof. Hamish McCallum and I have just been awarded a Griffith University 2019 International Workshop Award to a total of $8,760 ($6,260 from the Office for Research, and $2,500 from the Environmental Futures Research Institute)!

The emergence of fungal diseases is incre...

13 Dec 2018

Over the last few days several members of our team (Mariel Familiar Lopez, myself, Thais Sasso Lopes, Harry Hines, Dave Newell and Liam Bolitho) attended the combined meeting of the Australian Society of Herpetologists and the Society for Research on Amphibians and Rep...

5 Dec 2018

Thais, PhD candidate in our Frog Research Team ran her first official pilot survey for her PhD project in the last couple of days! Here are three of the intrepid explorers (I took the photo), Thais, Liam and Kaitlyn of the red boots (our generous volunteer)!


4 Dec 2018

The outcomes of the annual promotion round at Griffith University were announced today, and I've been promoted to Research Fellow Grade 2 (equivalent to Academic Level B) for Outstanding Achievement in Research!

1 Dec 2018

I am thrilled to have just been awarded $9,900 through the competitive Environmental Futures Research Institute Strategic Leverage Fund 2018 for the project: "Investigation of immune gene expression in the amphibian fungal skin disease, chytridiomycosis"!


30 Nov 2018

I recently attended the Ecological Society of Australia's annual conference held at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane (25-29th Nov, 2018)! I gave a presentation during the "Parasite ecology In the Anthropocene" symposium on Wednesday afternoon on so...

12 Nov 2018

Sometimes on fieldwork you just have to visit stunningly beautiful places... (and sometimes the road is so eroded that your car won't make it down the track!).

Yesterday, Thais and I, and QPWS Senior Conservation Officer Harry Hines (and a few others) ventured to the hi...

9 Nov 2018

I've just published an up-to-date comprehensive review and synthesis of the amphibian immune response to chytridiomycosis in the prestigious open-access journal, Frontiers in Immunology (Impact Factor 5.511 in 2018)!

Review of the Amphibian Immune Response to Chytridiom...

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