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Prof

Douglas Hilton

Honorary
signal transduction
genetics
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
mice
humans
biochemistry & molecular biology
suppressor of cytokine signaling proteins
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Prof

Douglas Hilton

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Molecular regulation of blood cell formation
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Prof

Douglas Hilton

 

Prof. Doug Hilton is the 6th Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Head of its division of Molecular Medicine and head of the Department of Medical Biology in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

He is best known for his discoveries in the area of cytokine signalling, particularly the isolation and cloning of an entirely novel family of negative regulators of cytokine signalling, the SOCS proteins.



The Hilton lab aims to understand which of the 30,000 genes are important in the production and function of blood cells, and how this information can be used to better prevent, diagnose and treat blood cell diseases such as leukaemia, arthritis and asthma. Prof. Hilton has been awarded numerous prizes for his research into how blood cells communicate and has led major collaborations with industry to translate his discoveries from the bench to the bedside. He is an inventor of more than 20 patent families, most of which have been licensed, and is a co-founder of the biotechnology company MuriGen.

www.wehi.edu.au/people/doug-hilton

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 236 most recent scholarly works by Douglas Hilton.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2012

Outstanding Mentor to Young Researchers

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

2012

Lemberg Medal

Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2011

Leadership and Innovation Award

Research Australia

2011

Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award for excellence in interferon and cytokine research

International Society of Interferon and Cytokine Research

2009

The Age Magazine Top 100 People

The Age

2006

Bright Spark Award "Australia's Top 10 Scientific Minds Under 45"

COSMOS

2003

GSK Australia Award for Research Excellence

GSK Australia

2001

Inaugural Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research

Australian Government

2000

AMGEN Medical Research Award

Australian Society of Medical Research

1999

Victorian Tall Poppy

Australian Institute of Policy and Science

1998

Gottschalk Medal

Australian Academy of Science

1997

Burnet Prize

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

1996

Graham Middleton Research Award

Anti Cancer Council Victoria

1994

Hillcrest Friendship Club Research Award

Anti Cancer Council Victoria

1989

Victorian Young Achiever of the Year

Victorian Government

1989

SEC Science and Technology Award

SEC

1987

Post-graduate Scholarship

Anti Cancer Council Victoria

1986

Macfarlane Burnet Prize

The University of Melbourne

1984

Vacation Scholarship

Australian National University

2010

FTSE - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering


2004

FAA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Head Of Department

Medical Biology (W.E.H.I.)

Fellow

Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Fellow

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

Member

American Society of Hematology

Member

International Society for Stem Cell Research

Member

International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research

Member

International Cytokine Society

Fellow

Australian Academy of Science

Member

American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Member

Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Member

Australian Society of Medical Research

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science

Monash University