Elected: 2018
Discipline: Clinical Sciences
Professor Ian Frazer
Head, Cancer immunotherapy Program, University of Queensland
Professor Ian Frazer is a clinician scientist and graduate of the University of Edinburgh now working in Australia. His major research interest is in the immunology of cancer and, specifically, in developing immunotherapies for the 20% of cancers initiated by virus infection. Ian is currently working on HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer and on skin cancer. He is particularly interested in how proliferating skin cells regulate the local immune environment, enabling cancers to evade the naturally-occurring antiviral responses that would otherwise control them.