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Prof

Ian van Driel

Head Of School-Biomedical Sciences
School Of Biomedical Sciences
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Legionnaire's Disease
Regulatory T cells
Lung immunity
Gut immunity
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
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Prof

Ian van Driel

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Immune responses to pathogenic bacteria
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Prof

Ian van Driel

 

Ian van Driel is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, University of Melbourne. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Australia before embarking upon a PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne.

After three years as a research fellow in Dallas, Texas, USA he returned to Australia in 1989 to take up a position at Monash University, Melbourne and moved to the University of Melbourne in 2001. He now heads a research laboratory at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, University of Melbourne working on immune responses to pathogenic bacteria in the lung and gut, inflammatory bowel disease, and autoimmune disease. Professor van Driel's work currently focusses on investigating the immune response to pathogenic bacteria, particularly pathogenic E coli and L. pneumophila. This work seeks to better define the roles of immune cells and molecules that combat bacteria in the tissues in which they colonise, namely; the gut and lung. Professor van Driel has also made a number of fundamental contributions to the understanding of autoimmune disease and immunological tolerance particularly in the area of autoimmunity of the stomach (autoimmune gastritis and pernicious anaemia).

Projects

Displaying the 21 most recent projects by Ian van Driel.

21

Projects

Project Types


16

Research Grant


4

Research Contracts


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 126 most recent scholarly works by Ian van Driel.

Credentials

Positions


Head Of School-Biomedical Sciences

School Of Biomedical Sciences

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Australasian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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American Society for Cell Biology

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American Physiological Society

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Australasian Society for Immunology

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

The University of Western Australia