Professor Joseph Trapani

Professor Joseph Trapani


Director, Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy; Head, Cancer Immunology Program
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor Joe Trapani, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FFSc (RCPA) is currently Executive Director Cancer Research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the inaugural Head of the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology at the University of Melbourne. Joe has made many seminal and original contributions to the field of molecular and cellular immunology, with impact on many spheres of research and medicine including human histocompatibility, cytotoxic T lymphocyte and natural killer cell biology, cell death signaling pathways, cancer immune surveillance, viral immunology, and our understanding and diagnosis of primary human immune deficiency disorders. Joe Trapani heads Peter Mac’s Cancer Immunology Program, is a member of the Executive (Board) of the Cancer Council Victoria and has led three successive NHMRC Program Grants as CIA. He has published more than 260 peer-review papers and is the recipient of multiple prizes and awards for his research.

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