Grant Morahan, PhD, Australia

Professor Grant Morahan has a doctorate from the University of Melbourne and worked as a Fogarty Fellow at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, USA. He led a research team at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne working on the genetics of complex diseases and researching immunological tolerance.  In 2005, he was appointed Inaugural Diabetes Research Foundation Professor at the University of Western Australia, and Director of the Centre for Diabetes Research at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Perth. He is now Scientific Director of the Clinical Sciences Division of the Harry Perkins Institute and is a Joint Professor at the Chinese Academy of Medical Science’s Institute of Laboratory Animal Sciences in Beijing.