Dr Joanna Richmond

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Dr Joanna Biazik-Richmond is a cell biologist specialising in electron microscopy. Joanna graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Anatomy and Histology. She went on to complete a PhD in cell and reproductive biology in 2008 at the University of Sydney investigating the evolution of viviparity. Joanna worked as a Research Associate at the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (2008-2011) followed by a Postdoctoral research appointment at the University of Helsinki (Finland) investigating autophagy in cells (20011-2018). In 2018, Joanna moved to the University of New South Wales (Sydney), where she is involved in the management of the CLEM and biological EM PC2 facility offering support to researchers as well as engaging in collaborative research. She specialises in a range of electron microscopy techniques ranging from volume EM, electron tomography, Immuno EM, cryofixation (HPF-AFS) and CLEM.

My Research Activities


BSc (Hons) - University of Sydney 1999-2003

PhD - University of Sydney - Evolution of Viviparity 2005-2008

Research Associate - Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis 2008-2011

Post-doctoral Researcher - University of Helsinki 2011-2018


Book Chapters

Biazik J; Vihinen H; Jokitalo E; Eskelinen EL, 2017, 'Ultrastructural Characterization of Phagophores Using Electron Tomography on Cryoimmobilized and Freeze Substituted Samples', in Methods in Enzymology, pp. 331 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.mie.2016.09.063
Biazik J; Vihinen H; Jokitalo E; Eskelinen EL, 2015, 'Role of Endoplasmic Reticulum in the Formation of Phagophores/Autophagosomes: Three-Dimensional Morphology', in Autophagy: Cancer, Other Pathologies, Inflammation, Immunity, Infection, and Aging, pp. 57 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801043-3.00002-9
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Conference Papers

Thompson MB; Biazik JB; Lui S; Adams SM; Murphy CR, 2006, 'Morphological and functional changes to the uterus of lizards with different placental complexities', in Herpetological Monographs, pp. 178 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1655/0733-1347(2007)20[178:mafctt]2.0.co;2

Journal articles

Kuschnerus I; Lau M; Giri K; Bedford N; Biazik J; Ruan J; Garcia-Bennett A, 2020, 'Effect of a protein corona on the fibrinogen induced cellular oxidative stress of gold nanoparticles', Nanoscale, vol. 12, pp. 5898 - 5905, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0nr00371a
Tábara LC; Vicente JJ; Biazik J; Eskelinen EL; Vincent O; Escalante R, 2018, 'Vacuole membrane protein 1 marks endoplasmic reticulum subdomains enriched in phospholipid synthesizing enzymes and is required for phosphoinositide distribution', Traffic, vol. 19, pp. 624 - 638, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tra.12581
Biazik J; Vihinen H; Anwar T; Jokitalo E; Eskelinen EL, 2015, 'The versatile electron microscope: An ultrastructural overview of autophagy', Methods, vol. 75, pp. 44 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymeth.2014.11.013
Biazik J; Ylä-Anttila P; Vihinen H; Jokitalo E; Eskelinen EL, 2015, 'Ultrastructural relationship of the phagophore with surrounding organelles', Autophagy, vol. 11, pp. 439 - 451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15548627.2015.1017178
Ding WX; Li M; Biazik JM; Morgan DG; Guo F; Ni HM; Goheen M; Eskelinen EL; Yin XM, 2012, 'Electron microscopic analysis of a spherical mitochondrial structure', Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 287, pp. 42373 - 42378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M112.413674
Biazik JM; Parker SL; Murphy CR; Thompson MB, 2012, 'Uterine Epithelial Morphology and Progesterone Receptors in a Mifepristone-treated Viviparous Lizard Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii (Squamata: Scincidae) During Gestation', Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, vol. 318, pp. 148 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jez.b.22003
Wu Y; Yang L; Shi X; Li I; Biazik JM; Ratinac KR; Chen D; Thordarson P; Shieh D; Braet F, 2011, 'The selective growth inhibition of oral cancer by iron core-gold shell nanoparticles through mitochondria-mediated autophagy', Biomaterials, vol. 32, pp. 4565 - 4573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.03.006
Dennis MM; Henriquez J; Keipert G; Biazik J; Braet F, 2011, 'An outbreak of granulomatous peritonitis caused by injectable selenium in a flock of Merino sheep', Australian Veterinary Journal, vol. 89, pp. 209 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.2011.00713.x
Biazik JM; Jahn KA; Braet F, 2011, 'Caveolae and caveolin-1 in reptilian liver', Micron, vol. 42, pp. 656 - 661, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micron.2011.03.005
Jahn KA; Biazik JM; Braet F, 2011, 'GM1 expression in caco-2 cells: Characterisation of a fundamental passage-dependent transformation of a cell line', Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 100, pp. 3751 - 3762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jps.22418
Biazik JM; Jahn KA; Su Y; Wu YN; Braet F, 2010, 'Unlocking the ultrastructure of colorectal cancer cells in vitro using selective staining', World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 16, pp. 2743 - 2753, http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v16.i22.2743
Biazik JM; Thompson MB; Murphy CR, 2010, 'Paracellular and transcellular transport across the squamate uterine epithelium', Herpetological Conservation and Biology, vol. 5, pp. 257 - 262
Biazik JM; Thompson MB; Murphy CR, 2010, 'Desmosomes in the uterine epithelium of noninvasive skink placentae.', Anatomical record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007), vol. 293, pp. 502 - 512, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ar.21093
Biazik JM; Thompson MB; Murphy CR, 2009, 'Lysosomal and alkaline phosphatase activity indicate macromolecule transport across the uterine epithelium in two viviparous skinks with complex placenta', Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, vol. 312, pp. 817 - 826, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jez.b.21297
Biazik JM; Thompson MB; Murphy CR, 2008, 'Claudin-5 is restricted to the tight junction region of uterine epithelial cells in the uterus of pregnant/gravid squamate reptiles', Anatomical Record, vol. 291, pp. 547 - 556, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ar.20677
Biazik JM; Thompson MB; Murphy CR, 2007, 'The tight junctional protein occludin is found in the uterine epithelium of squamate reptiles', Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, vol. 177, pp. 935 - 943, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00360-007-0192-1
Adams SM; Biazik J; Stewart RL; Murphy CR; Thompson MB, 2007, 'Fundamentals of viviparity: Comparison of seasonal changes in the uterine epithelium of oviparous and viviparous Lerista bougainvillii (Squamata: Scincidae)', Journal of Morphology, vol. 268, pp. 624 - 635, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.10522
Adams SM; Biazik JM; Thompson MB; Murphy CR, 2005, 'Cyto-epitheliochorial placenta of the viviparous lizard Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii: A new placental morphotype', Journal of Morphology, vol. 264, pp. 264 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.10314
Thompson MB; Adams SM; Herbert JF; Biazik JM; Murphy CR, 2004, 'Placental function in lizards', International Congress Series, vol. 1275, pp. 218 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ics.2004.08.055
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