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 Rhys Allan

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

Prof Matthew Wilce

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

A/Prof Michelle Dunstone

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 29

    International Day of Immunology

  • May 7

    VIIN Careers Evening 2018

    Woodward Conference Centre MORE INFO
  • May 10

    ASID Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

    Marriott Hotel Surfers Paradise MORE INFO