Dr Matthew Call
Matthew completed his Ph.D. in Immunology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University in 2007, then undertook post-doctoral training in membrane protein solution NMR at Harvard Medical School. He joined the Structural Biology Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute as a laboratory head in late 2010, where he is currently Associate Professor and joint Division Head. Research in the Call laboratory is focused on understanding the assembly and activation of receptors that control immune responses, with a particular interest in how their status as membrane-embedded proteins impacts on their structure and function. Work in the lab combines biophysical approaches (solution NMR and X-ray crystallography) with biochemical and functional analyses to probe the relationships between protein interactions within the lipid bilayer and the structure and activity of receptor complexes in cells.