Professor Philip Beart is Head of the Florey's Cellular Neurodegeneration Laboratory, and co-head of the Neurodegeneration Division.
Philip Beart (PhD ANU, DSc Melbourne) has been a NH&MRC Research Fellow for 30 years and is currently Professorial Fellow in the Florey Neuroscience Institutes and Adjunct Professor in Pharmacology, University of Melbourne. He worked at the Cambridge and Harvard Universities, before holding positions at the Austin Hospital and Monash University.
Phil's research focus is on brain cell death and homeostatic mechanisms pertinent to neurological diseases. Phil has published >200 papers, served on numerous editorial boards, diverse involvements in learned societies, and trained BSc(Hons)(n=26) and postgraduate (n=30) students. Prizes and lectureships in neuroscience (Bethlehem Griffiths Medal, 2010; Lawrie Austin Lectureship 2009, ANS) and pharmacology (Michael Rand Medal 2009, ASCEPT).
Phil has a long-term commitment to the promotion of medical research, and especially neuroscience, to the wider community and has provided extensive service to the NH&MRC (RF & RGMS User Reference Committees 2010; CDF Committee 2011). Phil is currently Chair of the Promotions Committee (Parkville campus) and President of the International Society for Neurochemistry. Phil has interests in physical fitness, music and cinema, and is a member of the Northcote Yabbies Swimming Club.