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Victoria L Hewitt


Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics and Science, Dunedin College of Education, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2005

Current position

2009- PhD in progress in Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


  1. Hewitt, V. L., Heinz, E., Shingu-Vazquez, M., Qu, Y., Jelicic, B., Lo, T. L., Beilharz, T. H., Dumsday, G., Gabriel, K., Traven, A. and Lithgow, T. (2012). A model system for mitochondrial biogenesis reveals evolutionary rewiring of protein import and membrane assembly pathways. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(49): E3358-3366.
  2. Qu, Y., Jelicic, B., Pettolino, F., Perry, A., Lo, T. L., Hewitt, V. L., Bantun, F., Beilharz, T. H., Peleg, A. Y., Lithgow, T., Djordjevic, J. T. and Traven, A. (2012). Mitochondrial sorting and assembly machinery subunit Sam37 in Candida albicans: insight into the roles of mitochondria in fitness, cell wall integrity, and virulence. Eukaryot Cell 11(4): 532-544.
  3. Alcock, F., Webb, C. T., Dolezal, P., Hewitt, V., Shingu-Vasquez, M., Likic, V. A., Traven, A. and Lithgow, T. (2012). A small Tim homohexamer in the relict mitochondrion of Cryptosporidium. Mol Biol Evol 29(1): 113-122.
  4. Hewitt, V., Alcock, F. and Lithgow, T. (2011). Minor modifications and major adaptations: The evolution of molecular machines driving mitochondrial protein import. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Biomembranes 1808(3): 947-954.
Protocols by Victoria L Hewitt
  1. Preparation of Mitochondria from Candida albicans
  2. Candida albicans Mitochondrial Protein Import Assay