James McCluskey AO, FAA, FAHMS B Med Sci (UWA), MBBS (UWA), FRACP, FRCPA, MD (UWA) is Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor in Microbiology and Immunology at The University of Melbourne.
He trained in Perth as a physician and as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (USA). He has held senior positions at Monash University, Flinders University and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service in Adelaide, South Australia. He established the SA unrelated bone marrow donor registry.
He has published more than 320 scientific articles on HLA, immunogenetics, antigen presentation and immune recognition. His work has spanned transplantation biology, autoimmunity, T cell hypersensitivity and recognition of non-peptide ligands by unconventional T cells.
He led the development, funding and establishment of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and coordinated the team that won a USD$50M grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies to help to establish a new Fellowship program focused on indigenous leadership to effect social change
He is a past President of the Australasian Society for Immunology, The Australasian & South East Asian Tissue Typing Society and the International Histocompatibility Workshop Group.
He has been a director of more than 10 independent medical research institutes and cooperative research centres.