Lecture on October 19, 2015

Time: 10:00, Oct. 19, 2015

Venue: Room 506, Museum for Aquatic Organisms

Speaker: Prof. Alister C.Ward, School of Medicine Director, Centre for Molecular & Medical ResearchTitle: Cytokine receptor signalling via the Jak/Stat/Socs pathway: lessons using zebrafish 

Deakin University, Australia


Introduction to the Speaker: 

Professor Alister Ward has authored 120 publications, with more than half as principal author, including leading journals such as J Exp Med (x2), Blood (x12), Leukemia (x4), PNAS (x2), Haematologica (x2), J Immunol (x3) and J Biol Chem (x4). Collective citations of >3000, with ~30 cites/paper and an H-index of 32 highlight the impact of this work. Recent significant publications include: 

Rasighaemi, P., S. M. N. Onnebo, C. Liongue, and A. C. Ward. 2015. ETV6 (TEL1) regulates embryonic hematopoiesis in zebrafish. Haematologica 100:23-31.

Rasighaemi P, Basheer F, Liongue C, Ward AC. 2015. Use of zebrafish for the study of leukemia and other hematopoietic disorders. J. Hematol. Oncol. 8:29.

Kumar, J., F. W. Fraser, C. Riley, N. Ahmed, D. R. McCulloch, and A. C. Ward. 2014. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor receptor signalling via Janus kinase 2/Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 in ovarian epithelial cancer. Br. J. Cancer 110:133-145.

Kumar, J., and A. C. Ward. 2014. Role of the interleukin receptor family in epithelial ovarian cancer and its clinical implications. BBA Rev. Cancer 1845:117-125.

Lewis, R. S., S. M. Noor, F. W. Fraser, R. Sertori, C. Liongue, and A. C. Ward. 2014. Regulation of embryonic hematopoiesis by a cytokine inducible SH2-domain (CISH) homologue in zebrafish. J. Immunol. 192:5739-5748.