I have a medical degree, a BMedSci and a PhD from the University of Melbourne and a DSc from the University of Tasmania. I did my postdoctoral training at the Whitehead Institute, MIT, Cambridge, USA in the early mapping of the human genome. I spent a decade at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and was co-head of the Genetics and Bioinformatics Division. In 2005 I became director of the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart. From 2012-2014 I was Dean of the Australian School of Medicine at Macquarie University and have been Director of The John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU since 2014.
Blackburn N, Charlesworth J, Marthick J et al (2015) A retrospective examination of mean relative telomere length in the Tasmanian Familial Hematological Malignancies Study. Oncology Reports 33(1):25-32
Brizuela M, Huang, HM, Smith C, Burgio G, Foote, SJ and McMorran, BJ (2014) Treatment of erythrocytes with the 2Cys, peroxiredoxin inhibitor, Conoidin A, prevents the growth of Plasmodium falciparum and enhances parasite sensitivity to chloroquine. PLoS One 9(4):e92411
Greth A, Lampkin S, Mayura-Guru P, Rodda F, Drysdale K, Roberts-Thomson M, McMorran BJ, Foote SJ and Burgio G (2012) A novel ENU-mutation in ankyrin-1 disrupts malaria parasite maturation in red blood cells of mice. PLoS One 7(6):e38999
McMorran B, Wieczorski L, Drysdale K, Chan J, Huang HM, Smith C, Mitik, C, Beeson JG, Burgio G and Foote, S (2012) Platelet Factor-4 and Duffy-Antigen Required for Platelet Killing of Plasmodium falciparum. Science 338:1348-1351