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Biographical entry Gage, Peter William (1937 - 2005)

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Born
23 October 1937
Auckland, New Zealand
Died
13 August 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Medical researcher

Summary

Peter William Gage was Professor of Physiology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University from 1984. He and his group were pioneers of the use of ion channels as a treatment for viral disease. His studies included trying to determine how exactly ions move across a membrane barrier through channels and examining proteins from viruses that also form ion channels. This work lead to the formation of Biotron Limited of which Gage was Founder and Research Director.

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1960
Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (ChB) completed at the University of New Zealand
1961 - 1963
Career position - Clinician in New Zealand
1963
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Canberra) for study
1966
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University in Canberra
1966 - 1968
Career position - Post-Doctoral Fellow then Assistant Professor at Duke University in North Carolina, USA
1968 - 1976
Career position - Senior Lecturer in the School of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of New South Wales
1976 - 1984
Career position - Personal Chair in Physiology at the University of New South Wales
1977 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1982 - 1984
Career position - Director of a Centre of Excellence (Nerve Muscle Research Centre) at the University of New South Wales
1984 -
Career position - Professor of Physiology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research
1999 - 2004
Career position - President of the Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society
2004
Award - Bob Robertson Medal received from the Australian Society for Biophysics

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Journal Articles

  • 'Obituaries', Australian Academy of Science Newsletter, vol. 63, August-November, 2005, pp. 10-11. Details
  • Adams, D. J. and Barry, P. H., 'Peter William Gage 1937-2005', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 20, no. 2, 2009, pp. 233-254. Details

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