Dr Malcolm Starkey
PhD (Immunology and Microbiology) 2014
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) 2008

Immunologist and microbiologist, Dr Malcolm Starkey is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Australian Research Council (ARC) Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow. His work is substantially contributing to understanding early-life impairment of a healthy immune system and how this predisposes to chronic diseases such as asthma, emphysema and kidney disease. His research findings have resulted in the identification of novel therapeutic strategies that are under further investigation.

Malcolm’s productivity during his short research career has been truly outstanding. He has published 31 journal articles and 60 conference abstracts in top-ranked journals in his field, presented at leading international conferences and world-renown institutions, and obtained over $1.1 million in competitive grants and fellowships. He supervises seven PhD students (four are now completed), post-graduate honours students, undergraduates and summer scholars annually. Malcolm is an active science communicator and a chair of the School's Research Higher Degree committee.