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Biographical entry Shortman, Kenneth Douglas (Ken) (1937 - )

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Born
3 January 1937
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Biochemist

Summary

Kenneth Douglas (Ken) Shortman has worked for The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research since 1964 and was Head of the Immunology Section until early 2006. His research is in the area of lymphocyte and dendritic cell development and function.

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Born Sydney, 3 January 1937. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc (hons) 1957) and Melbourne (PhD 1961). Demonstrator, Biochemistry Department, University of Sydney 1958; Demonstrator, Biochemistry Department, University of Melbourne 1959-61; Post-doctoral Fellow, Laboratoire de Genetique Physiologique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France 1961-62; Post-doctoral Fellow, Biochemistry Department, Stanford University School of Medicine 1963; NH & MRC Research Fellow, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1964-68, NH & MRC Senior Research Fellow and Senior Biochemist, in charge of Biochemistry & Biophysics Unit 1969-77; Senior Associate, Department of Medical Biology, University of Melbourne 1970-present; NH & MRC Principal Research Fellow and Head, Biophysics & Biochemistry Unit, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 1977-80, NH & MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Head, Lymphocyte Differentiation Unit 1980-97; Head, Immunology Division 1997 - ; Research Professor of Developmental Immunology, The University of Melbourne 1998- . Department of Industry, Science and Technology Bilateral Science and Technology project award 1995; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1999. Executive Editor, Immunology Letters 1986- .

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