Roger Holmes has more than 40-year experience as a university academic and has held a number of professorial posts at Australian universities and senior academic administrative positions, including serving as a Vice Chancellor at 2 Australian universities (more than 8 years) and other senior posts (more than 10 years). He currently holds Emeritus Professorial positions at Griffith University and the University of Newcastle in Australia and is an adjunct scientist at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, Tex, USA, where he visits every year and conducts experimental research on gene families associated with human disease. He has three doctorates including a Ph.D. degree (University of Queensland), a D.S. degree (Griffith University), and an Honorary Doctorate of the university (Griffith University). His research investigates the comparative genomics and proteomics of vertebrate gene families, particularly those associated with carbonyl metabolism (carboxylesterases and lipases) and alcohol metabolism (alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase) in mammals, including humans. He has published more than 150 research papers in refereed journals, including 12 papers since 2008.
Biography Updated on 11 May 2010