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Professor David Whitmore

Acting Director

Professor David Whitmore commenced with AITHM on 14th of November 2022. David previously held the position of Head of Biomedicine at JCU. Prior to this David was Head of Department for Cell and Developmental Biology at University College London.

Location: James Cook University, Douglas campus, Townsville

Phone: (07) 4781 3449

Distinguished Professor Louis Schofield


Distinguished Professor Schofield is inaugural Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) and the Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (QTHA). He was for 24 years an NH&MRC Research Fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, has twice held an International Research Scholarship of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and was co-founder of Ancora Pharmaceuticals Inc. A recognised authority in the immunology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases, his research programs cover basic molecular sciences, product development and commercialisation, epidemiology and public health. His approach to malaria has resulted in promising vaccine development programs, and clinical trials in Papua New Guinea and Africa. He has published key articles in the highest ranked international journals and received over 6,500 citations to date.

Location: James Cook University, Smithfield Campus, Cairns

Phone: (07) 4232 1374

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