Professor Graham Le Gros was appointed Research Director of the Malaghan Institute in 1994, following a three year Fogarty Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Washington DC, and a five year scientist position with Ciba-Geigy in Basel, Switzerland.
Graham has been a recipient of an International Senior Wellcome Trust Fellowship and James Cook Fellowship. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in recognition of his research contributions to the fields of immunology and asthma. In 2010 he 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 Graham was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and in June 2014 he was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Graham has responsibility for the science, administration and fundraising programmes of the Malaghan Institute and he leads an active biomedical research programme in allergic and parasitic diseases.