PROF JAMES MCCLUSKEY

PROF JAMES MCCLUSKEY

Positions

  • Histocompatibility and immune response genetics (T cells, HLA molecules, Ag presentation, autoimmunity, Transplantation matching)

Overview

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  • Professor James McCluskey has been Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at The University of Melbourne, since 2011. Prior to this he was the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships), Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences and Chair of Microbiology and Immunology at The university of Melbourne. Professor McCluskey trained in Perth as a physician and pathologist before spending four years at the National Institutes of Health in the USA. On returning to Australia in 1987 he worked at Monash University until 1991 before joining Flinders University and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Professor McCluskey joined the University of Melbourne in 1997 as Chair in Microbiology and Immunology.. He has published extensively on how genes control immunity, mechanisms of autoimmune disease, immune recognition and the basis of transplantation matching. His work has been recognised by the Rose Payne Award from the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), the Ceppellini award from the European Federation for Immunogenetics, the International Roche Organ Transplantation Fund Recognition Prize in 2011, the Australian Museum Eureka Prize in 2013, the GSK Award for Research Excellence in 2015 and the Victoria Prize for Life Sciences in 2016. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2012 and Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences in 2015. He has been a consultant to the Australian Red Cross for more than 25 years leading transplant services and advising on organ transplantation matching. He implemented molecular techniques for genetic matching of patients and donors and established the South Australian node of the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry in 1992. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the international immunogenetics journal Tissue Antigens from 2001-2015. He is a Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Bionics Institute, UoM    

Affiliation

Member of

  • International HLA and Immunogenetics Workshop Group. President 2005 -
  • European Foundation for Immunogenetics. Member 2002 -
  • American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. Member 2001 -
  • American Association of Immunologists. Member 1989 -
  • Australasian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Foundation Member 1988 -
  • Australasian and South East Asian Tissue Typing Association. Past President, member 1982 -
  • Australian Society for Immunology. Past President, member 1982 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • MD, The University of Western Australia 1989
  • MBBS, The University of Western Australia 1976
  • BMedSc, The University of Western Australia 1974

Awards and honors

  • Victoria Prize for the Life Sciences (joint with Jamie Rossjohn), 2016
  • GSK Award for Research Excellence, 2015
  • University of New South Wales Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, 2013
  • Ceppellini Award and Lectureship, for substantial contribution to the field of Immunogenetics, European Federation for Immunogenetics, 2013
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, 2012
  • International Roche Organ Transplantation Fund Recognition Prize recognising Excellence in Organ Transplantation Research jointly with Jamie Rossjohn, Roche Organ Transplantation Research Fund, 2011
  • NHMRC Research Excellence Award for top NHMRC Program Grant in 2012, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2011
  • Rose Payne Award and Medal for distinguished scientific contributions to the field of histocompatibility and immunogenetics, American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), 2007
  • Priscilla Kincaid Smith Oration, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2000
  • Parr Prize for Excellence in Rheumatology Research, awarded jointly with Professor Tom Gordon, Flinders University of South Australia, Australian Rheumatology Society, 1995
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, Australia, 1988
  • American Arthritis Investigator Award, American Arthritis Foundation, 1986
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 1983
  • W.A. and M.G. Saw Medical Research Fellowship, University of Western Australia, 1983
  • Convocation Prize for top student in 2nd year Dental Science, University of Western Australia, 1970
  • Dr. F. Simpson Prize for top student in 1st year Dental Science, University of Western Australia, 1969

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