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Biographical entry Dunn, Ashley Roger (1945 - )

Born
7 February 1945
United Kingdom
Occupation
Molecular biologist

Summary

Ashley Roger Dunn was the Associate Director of the Melbourne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne until 2003. He was brought to the Ludwig in 1982 to establish a Molecular Biology Program and only two years later, Dunn and his collaborators had made the first clone of GM-CSF - a cytokine which is today given clinically to aid the recovery of bone marrow in cancer patients following chemotherapy treatment. Dunn has been involved in cancer research ever since and has served on many national and international committees and boards. He has also presented his research around the world and has authored over one hundred scientific publications. Since leaving the Ludwig in 2003, Dunn has gone into private practice, establishing the scientific consultancy firm AR Dunn & Associates Pty. Ltd..

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1963 - 1968
Career position - Junior Technician in the Department of Virology and Bacteriology at the University of Birmingham, UK
1968 - 1969
Career position - Technician in the Department of Bacteriology at the Dudley Road Hospital in England
1969 - 1973
Career position - Senior Technician in the Department of Cancer Studies at the University of Birmingham
1971
Award - Fellow of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology in Birmingham
1971
Education - Graduated in Bacteriology and Virology at the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology
1973 - 1976
Career position - Research Fellow in the Department of Cancer Studies at the University of Birmingham
1974
Education - Master of Philosophy completed at ? the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology?
1977
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Birmingham
1977 - 1979
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow, then Junior Staff Investigator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, USA
1980 - 1982
Career position - Staff Scientist in the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany
1982 - 1987
Career position - Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Molecular Biology Programme at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Melbourne Tumour Biology Branch
1982 - 1994
Career position - Associate then Senior Associate of the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne
1985 - 2001
Career position - Member of the Australian Genetic Manipulation Advisory Committee
1987 - 2003
Career position - Senior Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Molecular Biology Programme at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Melbourne
1987 - 2003
Career position - Associate Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Melbourne
1994 - 2003
Career position - Senior Associate then Associate Professor then Professor of the Department of Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Hospital
1995 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1997 -
Career position - Member of the Standing Sub-Committee on Research of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria
2000 - 2003
Career position - Co-Director of Quintessential Science Pty. Ltd.
2001 -
Career position - Member of the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator
2001 -
Career position - Member of the Bionomics' Scientific Advisory Board
2003 -
Career position - Director of AR Dunn & Associates Pty. Ltd.
2003
Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government

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