Australian Respiratory, Immunology Researcher to Give DOM Visiting Lecture, June 5, Noon

Philip M. Hansbro, PhD,Dr. Phil Hansbro, University of Newcastle, Australia a professor and chair of immunology and microbiology at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia, will speak as a special DOM Visiting Lecturer on Monday, June 5, noon-1 p.m., in the Chase Bank Auditorium, Room 8403, at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

His topic will be: “Understanding pathogenesis to develop new treatments for respiratory diseases.”

A light lunch will be served in the style of grand rounds.

     “Understanding Pathogenesis to Develop New Treatments for Respiratory Diseases”
     Phil Hansbro, PhD, University of Newcastle, Australia
     Monday, June 5, 2017
     Noon – 1:00 p.m.
     UAHS 8403

     Watch It Live! (Archived video of this lecture also will be available here for viewing later.)

Among his additional titles, Dr. Hansbro is the:

  • Microbiology & Respiratory Disease Research Group Leader, Viruses, Infection/Immunity, vaccines & Asthma (VIVA) group, Hunter Medical Research Institute
  • Joint Director, Infection & Immunity Research Cluster, School of Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacy, Faculty of Health & Medicine, The University of Newcastle
  • Associate Director, Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease, The University of Newcastle
  • Principal Research Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia.

He has established research programs in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and infection. His group has developed several novel mouse models of the important diseases (COPD, severe, steroid-insensitive asthma, early life infection & lung cancer). He has interrogated them (immune, histological, pathological, lung function & molecular analysis) to further our understanding of pathogenesis and develop novel therapies. He performs complimentary collaborative clinical and multi-disciplinary studies and collaborates widely. He publishes extensively (~150 publications) in influential journals and is regularly invited to present internationally including as plenary and to chair sessions. He has a substantial funding record of obtaining nationally competitive grant that support his group. He undertakes substantial mentoring and supervision activities of junior researchers, regularly sits on grant review panels and is on the editorial board of 4 journals. He is an active advocate for respiratory research in lobby groups and is regularly in the press promoting research and funding.

For Dr. Hansbro’s most recent publications on PubMed, click here.

For additional information, contact: Claudia R. Duran, (520) 626-6349 or 

Release Date: 
06/04/2017 - 10:45pm