Dr Iain Comerford PhD

Dr Comerford completed his undergraduate studies in Immunology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland in 2001 and performed his PhD studies in chemokine biology with Professor Robert Nibbs at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research and the University of Glasgow between 2002-2005. In 2005 he joined the Chemokine Biology Laboratory at the University of Adelaide with Professor Shaun McColl, focussing on the role of chemokine receptors in T cell responses in autoimmunity and regulation of the chemokine system by atypical chemokine receptors. Since then he has been the recipient of fellowships and project grant funding from Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia and is a Research Fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Adelaide. He currently a senior research fellow at the University of Adelaide, holds project grant funding from NH&MRC and his main research interests are trafficking of inflammatory T cells to the CNS, the regulation of anti-tumour immune responses by atypical chemokine receptors, and modulation of immunopathology using adult stem cells.