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Trevor Kilpatrick

Clinical Director
Multiple sclerosis
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
neurosciences & neurology
neurosciences
humans
multiple sclerosis
clinical neurology
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Prof

Trevor Kilpatrick

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Neural Stem Cell Research
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Prof

Trevor Kilpatrick

 

Trevor Kilpatrick (MBBS PhD FRACP) is a Professor of Neurology at The University of Melbourne and Clinical Director at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health; he is the leader of the MS Division at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health; is Head of the MS Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is a clinical neurologist with particular expertise in multiple sclerosis. Professor Kilpatrick graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne in 1982 and then went on to specialise in neurology .

He undertook graduate studies at The University of Melbourne and gained a Doctor of Philosophy in 1993. Appointments at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, USA), Institute of Neurology (London, UK) and The National Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK) followed. In 1995, he returned to Melbourne as the Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellow at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research and as the Head of the Melbourne Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Professor Kilpatrick has been the recipient of the Sunderland Award (1994), AMRAD Postdoctoral Award (1995), inaugural Leonard Cox Award (2000), Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation Award for Medical Research (2004), the Australian Museum’s Jamie Callachor Eureka Prize for Medical Research (2008), the Stephen C. Reingold Research Award by the US MS National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2010) and most recently, (2013), Professor Kilpatrick was awarded the Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation Medal for outstanding leadership in medical research. Professor Kilpatrick has published widely with over 190 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals including Nature, Nature Genetics and Nature Medicine. His work is highly cited (>7130 times, H-index 40). He has played a lead role in assembling teams of biologists, geneticists, clinical researchers, epidemiologists and bioinformaticians to address major questions concerning the aetiology and pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and most recently, his team has identified that the MerTK gene which encodes for one of the TAM receptors is a susceptibility gene for MS, providing an important link between predispostion to the disease and its pathogenesis. His other research interests include the study of genetic and environmental factors that contribute to MS as well as the translation of basic research discoveries to the clinic.

Projects

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56

Projects

Project Types


40

Research Grant


14

Research Contracts


2

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation Medal

2010

Stephen C. Reingold Research Award (USA)

2008

NSW Office for Science and Medical Research Jamie Callachor Eureka Prize for Medical Research

2004

Award for Medical Research

Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation

2000

Leonard Bell Cox Award

Australian Association of Neurologists

1996

AMRAD Post-Doctoral Award for excellence in biomedical research

AMRAD Corporation Ltd

1994

Sunderland Award

Australian Neuroscience Society

1982

Robert Gartley Healy Scholarship - Obstretrics

University of Melbourne

1982

Robert Gartley Healy Scholarship - Surgery

University of Melbourne

1982

TF Ryan Scholarship and Medal

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians

1982

Beany Scholarship - Surgery

University of Melbourne

2016

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences


1990

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Clinical Director

Florey Department Of Neuroscience And Mental Health

Regular Member

Society for Neuroscience

Associate International

American Academy of Neurology

Member

Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Surgery

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Medicine

University of Melbourne