Skip navigation
The Australian National University

Professor Kiaran Kirk

BSc(Hons), PhD, DPhil
Dean, ANU College of Science
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Microbiology 0605
  • Biochemistry And Cell Biology 0601

Research interests

The focus of my research is on membrane transport in the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum and the potential of the proteins involved as antimalarial drug targets.



Kiaran Kirk carried out his PhD in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Sydney (1985-1988). In 1989 he went to the Oxford University Laboratory of Physiology where he held an Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowship, the Staines Medical Research Fellowship (Exeter College) and a Lister Institute Senior Research Fellowship. He returned to Australia in 1996 to head the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the ANU Faculty of Science, holding this post until June 2009 when he took up the position of Director of the newly-created ANU Research School of Biology. From 2014 to 2017 Kiatran served as the Dean of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment.  Since August 2017 he has been Dean of the ANU College of Science.


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

Return to top

Updated:  23 September 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers