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.

Other members with similar research interests

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Dr Gaoqian Feng

Centre for Biomedical Research Burnet Institute SEE FULL PROFILE >

Associate Professor Tony Papenfuss

Bioinformatics Division Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

Dr Rhys Allan

Molecular Immunology Division Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

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