Professor Alan Trounson

Professor Alan Trounson


Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Scientist
Monash University
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Alan Trounson was responsible for many of the developments that made human in vitro fertilization a clinical success for treating female, male, idiopathic infertility, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis. He cofounded the Institute for Reproduction & Development, Monash University. He led the team that independently discovered human embryonic stem cells and founded the Australian Stem Cell Centre. He returned to Monash as Director and Personal Chair in Stem Cells, founding Monash Immunology & Stem Cell laboratories. Trounson was appointed President of the Californian Institute for Regenerative Medicine for 6.5 years – a $multibillion agency for basic and translational stem cell research.

Find out more

Whether you’re looking to nominate a colleague for an award, make a donation to the Academy or simply find out more about the work we do, research we advance and health policy advice we provide, sign up to our mailing list today.

Keep up to date with the latest news

By providing your email address, you consent to it being added to our mailing list.