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Ana  Traven

Ana Traven


Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2002

Current position

Ana Traven is a Research Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University in Melbourne. Ana leads a lab that studies the pathogenic fungus Candida albicans


  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.(#co-corresponding authors)
  2. Uwamahoro, N., Qu, Y., Jelicic, B., Lo, T. L., Beaurepaire, C., Bantun, F., Quenault, T., Boag, P. R., Ramm, G., Callaghan, J., Beilharz, T. H., Nantel, A., Peleg, A. Y. and Traven, A. (2012). The functions of Mediator in Candida albicans support a role in shaping species-specific gene expression. PLoS Genet 8(4): e1002613.
  3. 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.
  4. Dagley, M. J., Gentle, I. E., Beilharz, T. H., Pettolino, F. A., Djordjevic, J. T., Lo, T. L., Uwamahoro, N., Rupasinghe, T., Tull, D. L., McConville, M., Beaurepaire, C., Nantel, A., Lithgow, T., Mitchell, A. P. and Traven, A. (2011). Cell wall integrity is linked to mitochondria and phospholipid homeostasis in Candida albicans through the activity of the post-transcriptional regulator Ccr4-Pop2. Mol Microbiol 79(4): 968-989.
Protocols by Ana Traven
  1. Preparation of Mitochondria from Candida albicans
  2. Candida albicans Mitochondrial Protein Import Assay