Prof Alister Ward

Head of School
School of Medicine
Deakin University

alister.ward@deakin.edu.au

Research Activities

Professor Alister Ward leads a research team at Deakin University's new Medical School investigating the genes involved in the development of the immune system, including cytokine receptor signalling components, with the aim of understanding their function, evolution, and role in disease. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, combining bioinformatics, molecular biology and functional genomics approaches in the zebrafish model, the group has recently made some ground-breaking discoveries regarding the function of a clinically-relevant protein, called GCSFR, as well as regarding the origins of adaptive immunity.

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A/Prof Alex Andrianopoulos

Department of Genetics University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

Dr Aravindan Kalyanasundaram

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Prof Tim Stinear

Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Sep 25

    Global Virus Network Meeting 2017

    Doherty Institute, Melbourne, Australia MORE INFO
  • Oct 16

    LISSSD 2017

    Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa MORE INFO
  • Oct 16

    VIIN Young Investigator Symposium 2017

    Walter and Eliza Hall Institute MORE INFO