Dr. Ana Traven is an Associate Professor and lab head in the Infection and Immunity theme of the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University. She obtained her PhD from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at the St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. The Traven lab is interested in medical mycology and focuses on the major human fungal pathogen Candida albicans. Research in the lab spans from fungal molecular cell biology aimed at understanding the gene regulatory networks and metabolic mechanisms that drive virulence-related processes, to studying the host-pathogen interface during innate immune interactions. Current work in the lab intends to decipher how the interplay between host and pathogen metabolism dictates the outcomes of innate immune responses to C. albicans.