Professor Richard Kitching

Professor Richard Kitching

FAHMS

Director, Centre for Inflammatory Diseases
Monash University
Fellow
Elected in 2019
VIC
Citation on election

Professor Richard Kitching is a Nephrologist physician-scientist who has made sustained and important contributions to our understanding of kidney disease. These include defining the roles of T lymphocytes and their subsets in mediating kidney injury, and the protective role of regulatory T cells in immune kidney disease. He has defined key parts of molecules that cause renal and systemic autoimmune diseases, establishing a framework for more specific therapies. His work has recently moved beyond immune kidney disease to answer a fundamental question in the biology of HLA and antigen recognition, with implications for both the understanding and future treatment of diseases.

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