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Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Sham Nair

Research Manager & Senior Research Fellow

Proteomics and molecular biology




Dept. Biological Sciences, Macquarie University , Sydney , NSW 2109.

Phone: (02) 9850 9686

Fax: (02) 9850 8245


Project description


Sham Nair is an expert molecular biologist. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Macquarie University Marine Biology Laboratory, where he also acts as lab manager. Sham has worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in both Australia and the United States . He specialises in the molecular genetics and proteomics of marine invertebrates, and has worked with ascidians, sea urchins and oysters. His most recent work on sea urchins has been cited in prestigeous scientific journals including Nature and Science .



Nair SV, Ramsden A, & Raftos DA. 2005 Ancient origins: Complement in invertebrates. Invertebrate Survival Journal 2: 114-123.

Nair, S., Del Valle, H., Gross, P.S., Terwilliger, D.P., Smith, C.I., 2005. Macroarray analysis of coelomocyte gene expression in response to LPS in the sea urchin. Identification of unexpected immune diversity in an invertebrate. Physiol Genomics 22: 33–47

Nair SV, Burandt M, Hutchinson AE, Raison RL and Raftos DA. 2001. A C-type lectin from the tunicate, Styela plicata , that modulates cellular activity. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C 129: 11-24.

Nair SV, Pearce S, Green PL , Mahajan D, Newton RA and Raftos DA. 2000. A collectin-like protein from tunicates. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B. 125: 279-289.


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