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Biographical entry Masters, Colin Louis (1947 - )

FRCP (Eng), FRCPA, FAA

Born
5 February 1947
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Pathologist

Summary

Colin Louis Masters is Laureate Professor, and Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He also concurrently holds several consulting and editorial board positions. Masters has researched neurodegenerative diseases including Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) and Alzheimer's disease for over 30 years. He exposed the molecular, genetic and biochemical pathways underlying Alzheimer's disease, which have been important in developing new treatment regimes for Alzheimer's disease. Masters also defined the world-wide epidemiology of CJD and the nature of its spongiform changes. Colin Maters has been awarded numerous prizes and honors, given many invited seminars and lectures and has (co-) authored well in excess of 400 publications.

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1967
Education - Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci) completed at the University of Western Australia
1970
Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Western Australia
1971
Career position - Resident Medical Officer at the Royal Perth Hospital
1972 - 1974
Career position - Research Fellow in Pathology at the University of Western Australia
1975
Career position - Medical Registrar at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth
1976
Career position - Research Fellow in Pathology at the University of Western Australia
1976 - 1977
Career position - Research Fellow in Neuropathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
1977
Education - Doctor of Medicine (MD) received from the University of Western Australia
1977 - 1980
Career position - Visiting Scientist at the National Institutes of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke at the NIH
1980 - 1981
Career position - Guest Professor and Humboldt Fellow of the University of Heidelberg, Germany
1981 - 1988
Career position - Clinical Assistant (research) in Neuropathology at the Royal Perth Hospital
1981 - 1988
Career position - Principal Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia
1986 -
Career position - Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, England
1989 -
Career position - Consultant Pathologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital
1989 -
Career position - Professor of Pathology at the University of Melbourne
1989
Award - Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPA), Australia
1989
Career position - Consultant to the Chief of the Neuropathology Laboratory at the Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria
1999 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1999 -
Career position - Committee member of the Executive of the Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service
1999 -
Career position - Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne
2002 -
Career position - Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne
2002 -
Career position - Chief Scientific Advisor to NeuroScience Australia
2003 -
Career position - Chair of the Senior Scientists' Council of the Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria
2004 -
Career position - Member of the Australian Academy of Brain Sciences

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