Iain Campbell obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Sydney. After short postdoctoral periods in Britain and Sweden, he returned to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 1982 as the inaugural D.W. Keir research fellow working with Professor Len Harrison in the Endocrine laboratory. In 1985, he moved to the Burnet Clinical Research Unit of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. He left Australia in 1989 to do a sabbatical at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, San Diego, USA and that is where he remained for over 14 years as a NIH-funded biomedical research scientist and a Professor in the Department of Neuropharmacology. Iain returned to Australia in 2004 to take on the role as Chair of Molecular Biology in the School of Molecular Bioscience at the University of Sydney. From 2011-2016 he was the Head of the School of Molecular Bioscience. In 2017, Iain stepped down from his academic position and was appointed Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney. The overall focus of Iain’s research is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning host defence and immunoinflammatory processes that contribute to disease in the central nervous system. He is author/co-author to over 250 publications and has a current h-index of 71.