Member, SEACO Board
Professor Ross Coppel is the Deputy Dean and Director of Research of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. His laboratory, the Coppel Lab, is actively involved in research of malaria and tuberculosis infections. He is an internationally recognised scientist for his work in the fields of malaria and primary biliary cirrhosis and has received funding to support his research activities from both national and international agencies, including the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the ARC, the Wellcome Trust, the National Institutes of Health, the United States Agency for International Development, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the World Health Organisation. After graduating in medicine in 1976, Prof Coppel worked as an intern and house officer at both, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Bethnal Green Hospital, London. He returned to Australia In 1980 and commenced a NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI). Upon completion of his PhD, Prof Coppel worked as a research fellow at the WEHI in the fields of malaria and primary biliary cirrhosis. In 1994, he accepted a position with Monash University as Professor of Microbiology within the Medicine Faculty and was Department Head until 1998. Prof Coppel has been a member of the SEACO Board since its establishment in 2011.