Professor Graham Le Gros receiving his award. Courtesy of RCPA.

Professor Graham Le Gros awarded Honorary Fellowship from RCPA

19 March 2014

Professor Graham Le Gros receiving his award. Courtesy of RCPA.

We are very proud to announce that our Director, Professor Graham Le Gros was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship from The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA).

The RCPA is the leading organisation representing Pathologists and Senior Scientists in Australasia.  Its mission is to train and support pathologists and to improve the use of pathology testing to achieve better healthcare.  Pathology is an area of medicine concerned with the study of the causes of disease.

The RCPA council stated that it was a unanimous decision to confer the Honorary Fellowship on Professor Le Gros, in recognition of his “work as an outstanding researcher in immunology, [his] efforts for postgraduate training and contributions to pathology via [his] position on the committees of various organisations.”

Professor Le Gros received his award at the College’s Annual Admission of New Fellows and Awards ceremony in Melbourne Australia on 22 February 2014.

ABOUT PROFESSOR GRAHAM LE GROS

BSc, Dip Immunol, MPhil, PhD, FRSNZ, FRCPA (Hon)

Professor Graham Le Gros was appointed Research Director of the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in 1994, following a three year Fogarty Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Washington DC, and a five year scientist position with Ciba-Geigy in Basel, Switzerland. He has been a recipient of an International Senior Wellcome Trust Fellowship and James Cook Fellowship. In 2005 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in recognition of his research contributions to the fields of immunology and asthma. In 2010 Professor Le Gros was awarded the Wellington Medical Research Foundation Gold Medal, and in 2011 he won the Science and Technology category of the Wellingtonian of the Year Awards, for his contribution to medical research in Wellington and New Zealand. In 2014 he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Professor Le Gros is an active member of several science advisory and journal editorial boards and has responsibility for the Science, Administration and Fundraising programmes of the Malaghan Institute.