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Prof

James McCluskey

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
autoimmunity
T cells
HLA molecules
Ag presentation
Transplantation matching
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
immunology
humans
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Prof

James McCluskey

 
Division
The University Of Melbourne
 
Primary Interest
Histocompatibility and immune response genetics
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Prof

James McCluskey

 

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 Commercial, Friends of ASHA for Indian Slums and is Chair of the Board of Nossal Institute Limited. He has previously been a director of the Burnet Institute, the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and two national Cooperative Research Centres. He led the conception, construction and development of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a AUD$210M joint venture between the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.

Projects

Displaying the 45 most recent projects by James McCluskey.

45

Projects

Project Types


31

Research Grant


10

Research Contracts


4

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 464 most recent scholarly works by James McCluskey.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

Victoria Prize for the Life Sciences (joint with Jamie Rossjohn)

2015

GSK Award for Research Excellence

2013

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

2011

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

2007

Rose Payne Award and Medal for distinguished scientific contributions to the field of histocompatibility and immunogenetics

American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)

2000

Priscilla Kincaid Smith Oration

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

1995

Parr Prize for Excellence in Rheumatology Research, awarded jointly with Professor Tom Gordon, Flinders University of South Australia

Australian Rheumatology Society

1986

American Arthritis Investigator Award

American Arthritis Foundation

1983

W.A. and M.G. Saw Medical Research Fellowship

University of Western Australia

1970

Convocation Prize for top student in 2nd year Dental Science

University of Western Australia

1969

Dr. F. Simpson Prize for top student in 1st year Dental Science

University of Western Australia

2012

FAA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science


1988

FRCPA - Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, Australia


1983

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


16

Awards

Credentials

Positions


President

International HLA and Immunogenetics Workshop Group

Member

European Foundation for Immunogenetics

Member

American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

Member

American Association of Immunologists

Foundation Member

Australasian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy

Past President, Member

Australian Society for Immunology

Past President, Member

Australasian and South East Asian Tissue Typing Association

Education


Doctor of Medicine

The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Medical Science

The University of Western Australia