Professor Donald McManus

Professor Donald McManus

FAHMS

Head, Molecular Parasitology Laboratory; NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Fellow
Elected in 2015
QLD
Citation on election

Professor McManus’s research focuses on the global elimination of neglected tropical diseases, notably schistosomiasis, a parasitic worm infection affecting 200 million of the world’s poorest people, and putting a further 800 million at risk. He has decades of transformative-research experience and his multi-disciplined team has developed novel techniques and tools, including vaccines, to eradicate this centuries-old disease, which is responsible for major human suffering and significant economic losses. He is a Senior Scientist/Head of Molecular Parasitology at the QIMR Berghofer, and a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, who holds professorial positions at The University of Queensland and Griffith University.

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