Staff profile - John Stambas

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AsPr John Stambas

Position: Associate Professor Of Medical Biology
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Medicine
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 72487 +61 3 522 72487


Teaching Interests

Dr Stambas serves as the Course Director for the Honours Program at the School of Medicine. Dr Stambas supervises honours and PhD students.

Subjects and units currently teaching

HMM104, HMH 402, HMO 303

Expertise categories


Awards and prizes

Dr Stambas has been awarded multiple research grants from local, national and international competitive schemes. These include three NHMRC grants as CI, an NHMRC Strategic Award for H1N1 Medical Research, an Australian Centre for HIV and Hepatitis Virology Research grant and a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration Grant. Dr Stambas has also received the highly competitive C.R. Roper Fellowship at the university of Melbourne and was awarded the Gordon Ada award from the Australasian Society for Immunology in 2012.


Research interests

Research in Dr Stambass laboratory is primarily focused on understanding immune responses following virus infection and vaccination. The main scientific aim is to carefully dissect immune responses following infection (influenza virus-including H5N1 and pandemic H1N1 2009) and vaccination (HIV vaccine candidates) to determine relevant immune correlates of protection in order to drive innovative strategies for future vaccine development. Dr Stambas has made a significant contribution to his field as evidenced by publication history (27 peer-reviewed articles to date) and his invitations to speak at national and international conferences.

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