People

Chief Investigators

Professor Carola Vinuesa

The John Curtin School of Medical Research 

Professor Matthew Cook

The John Curtin School of Medical Research 

Professor David Fulcher

The John Curtin School of Medical Research 

Professor Stephen Alexander

Westmead Hospital | The University of Sydney

Professor Richard Kitching

Monash University

Associate Professor Anselm Enders

The John Curtin School of Medical Research

Dr Rafael Casellas

NIH/NIAIDS | United States of America

Dr Klaus Schwarz

University of Ulm | Germany

Professor Mauricio Arcos-Burgos

The John Curtin School of Medical Research

Mr Matthew Field

The John Curtin School of Medical Research

Dr Dan Andrews

The John Curtin School of Medical Research

Advisory Board

Mr Peter Yates AM (Chairman)

Deputy Chairman of The Myer Family Investments Ltd and a Director of AIA Australia Limited.

Ms Nicole Feely

Director-General, ACT Health Directorate.

Professor Simon Foote FFSc (RCPA), FAHMS, FTSE

Director of The John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University.

Professor Oliver Mayo FAA FTSE

Honorary Research Fellow, CSIRO Animal, Food and Nutrition. Adjunct Professor, Faculty of the Sciences, University of Adelaide.

Dr Sue Meek AO FTSE

Chief Executive, Australian Academy of Science.

Dr Keats Nelms

Director, Business Development, The Australian National University.

Professor Virginia Pascual MD PhD

Director, Center for Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases Director, Center for Personalized Medicine (Baylor Research Institute).

Associate Investigators

Professor Rajiv Khana

Leads the Tumour Immunology Laboratory at QIMR and is the director of the QIMR Berghofer Centre for Immunotherapy and Vaccine Development. 

Professor Chris Goodnow

Pioneer of large-scale mouse immunogenomics projects.

Professor Ian Alexander

Heads the gene therapy group at the CMRI in the Westmead Hub.

Associate Professor Russell Dale

NHMRC fellow and paediatric neurologist.

Dr Davinder Singh Grewal

Paediatrician and Paediatric Rheumatologist.

Professor Stephan Ehl

Head of the Centre for Chronic immunodeficiency at the University of Freiburg.

Professor Robert Brink

Head of the Immunology Research Division at the Garvan Institute.

Dr Jalila Alshekaili

Immunopathologist in Oman.

Dr Keats Nelms

Director of Business Development at The Australian National University.

Professor Nicholas Glasgow 

Dean Medicine & Health Sciences and Dean Medical School College of Medicine Biology & Environment, The Australian National University.

Project Leaders

Dr Vicki Athanasopoulos

(Postdoctoral Fellow, ANU) CRISPR/Cas9 editing.

Dr Fabienne Brilot-Turville

(Postdoctoral Scientist, CHW) Autoimmune brain disease.

Dr Julia Ellyard

(Postdoctoral Fellow, ANU) Genetic basis of organ-specific autoimmunity.

Dr Jeff Fletcher

(Paediatric Nephrologist, The Canberra Hospital) National registry of renal genetic disease.

Dr Poh Gan

(Postdoctoral Fellow, Monash University) Effector pathways in renal vasculitis.

Associate Professor Simon Jiang

(Nephrologist and Group Leader ANU) Genetics of systemic autoimmunity.

Dr Hugh McCarthy

(Nephrologist, CHW, completing PhD) Genetics of Nephrotic Sd.

Dr Andrew Mallett

(Nephrologist completing PhD at UQ SIA) Renal genetic testing.

Dr Joshua Ooi

(Postdoctoral Fellow, Monash University) Effector pathways in renal vasculitis.

Dr Katrina Randall 

(Senior Lecturer, ANU) Primary immune deficiency.

Dr Rebecca Sweet 

(Postdoctoral Fellow, ANU) Pathogenesis of SLE.

Dr Giles Walters

(Nephrologist at The Canberra Hospital) Pathogenesis of vasculitis.

Dr Yuan Min Wang 

(Post Doctoral Fellow in SIA lab CHW) Autoimmune renal disease.

Dr Zuopeng Wu

(Postdoctoral Fellow, ANU) Pathogenesis of HLH and sarcoidosis.

Support Staff

Dr Ed Bertram

Executive Officer, Centre for Personalised Immunology, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University