Claude Bernard was born in Paris, France. He received his Diplome d'Etudes Superieures in Science from the Sorbonne, Paris (1968), an M.S. (1970) and a Ph.D. (1973) degrees from the University of Montreal, and a D.S. degree from the University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (1978). Professor Bernard's research experience began at the Experimental Immunopathology Laboratory of the Hospital St Antoine, Paris. From 1969 to 1973, he worked at the Immunodiagnostic Laboratory of the University of Montreal. He was a Research Fellow at the Clinical Research Unit of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne from 1973 to 1976 and then became a Member of the Basel Institute of Immunology. In 1979, he established the Neuroimmunology Laboratory at La Trobe University, Melbourne. In 1990, he was appointed as the First Personal Chair to be made at La Trobe University and the Director of the Brain Behaviour Research Institute at La Trobe. He was recruited at Monash University in 2005, where he is the Head of the Multiple Sclerosis Research Group and the Associate Director of the Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories. He has published over 180 scientific papers and has written many book chapters dealing with various aspects of autoimmunity and in particular research into multiple sclerosis. He is on the Editorial Board of Future Neurology, UK, Immunology and Cell Biology, Journal of Neuroimmunology, UK, Developmental Neuroscience, USA, Autoimmunity, UK, and was until recently a Coeditor of Multiple Sclerosis, UK, and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neuroimmunology. He was made a Fellow of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society in 1995 and in 1998 was the recipient of a Fullbright Scholar Award. He was awarded the Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation Medal for his contribution to the field of neurosciences and multiple sclerosis in 2004.
Biography Updated on 1 November 2009