Dr Ali Raza

Research Officer

Centre for Animal Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 334 62317


Dr. Raza completed his PhD at CSIRO and University of Queensland in 2017 and joined Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovations as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist. He is a passionate biomedical researcher who loves to work with infectious organisms, especially the Parasites. Dr. Raza is determined to develop international collaborations for innovative scientific research in the field of Parasitology. His major areas of interest are investigating means of controlling worms and ticks, development of diagnostic tests for anthelmintic resistance, anthelmintic drug discovery, and breeding for parasite resistance and host immunity to parasites. Before starting PhD at UQ, Dr. Raza graduated as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with summa cum laude and was awarded, a Gold Medal. He has worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan for four years.

Research Interests

  • Control of cattle ectoparasites
    I am working on developing more efficient and practically feasible methods for assessing tick and buffalo fly (BF) numbers to facilitate rapid and accurate phenotyping for susceptibility. The project also aims to develop a set of standards for commercial scoring of BF, tick, BF lesions and identifying new biomarkers and/or genomic breeding tools that facilitate selection of cattle resistant to ticks, BF and BF lesions.
  • ABC transporters and anthelmintic resistance
    Investigating the role of ABC transporters in anthelmintic resistance in helminths and the possibility of reversing anthelmintic resistance
  • Investigating means to control intestinal parasites
    1. Exploring biochemical and molecular aspects of host-parasite interactions 2. Identifying natural products or synthetic chemicals with anthelmintic activity 3. Developing assays useful for detecting anthelmintic resistance in nematodes of veterinary and human importance
  • Biofilm producing microorganisms
    Studying antibiotic resistance and host immune response to biofilm producing bacteria


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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