Professor Matthew Cook

The John Curtin School of Medical Research | The Australian National University | Australia

Matthew is a practicing immunologist and head of department. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles with an average of 54 citations each, in good quality journals, including Nature x1, Immunity x3, J Exp Med x9, and Blood x3 and PNAS x1. Highlights include discovery of Th17 deficiency in hyper IgE syndrome (J Exp Med 2008), demonstration of the role of Tfh cells in human lupus (Arthritis Rheum, 2010, cited 109 times), which built on our discovery of a new pathway of tolerance in germinal centres (Nature 2005 with CIA), and discovery of the ER stress mechanism of inflammatory bowel disease (PLoS Medicine 2009). He has made consistent contributions to his profession via Australasian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy, RACP, RCPA and the NHMRC and provides regular advice to government and health departments.