Brian Oliver obtained his B.S. M.S. degrees from the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, and the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, respectively. Oliver began his scientific training at the National Heart and Lung Institute, UK, where he mastered the isolation and in vitro culture of several types of lung cells. He then had further training in both molecular biology and then virology at Professor Sebastian Johnston’s Laboratory at Imperial College, UK, before commencing his Ph.D. degree at The University of Sydney, Darlington, NSW, Australia, supervised by Professor Judith Black. Since completing his Ph.D. degree in 2005, he has established his own research group within the Cell Biology Division of the Woolcock Institute, Australia. Currently, he is an NH&MRC Career Development Fellow, who leads a productive team of researchers investigating the pathophysiology of respiratory diseases, with a particular emphasis on understanding basic mechanisms leading to disease exacerbations and progression. His research papers have been cited more than 770 times, and my i10-index since 2008 is 23. He is a Member of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, the European Respiratory Society, and the American Thoracic Society, as well asa a Member of the Education Committee of the Woolcock Institute and the Scientific review Committee of the Asthma Foundation of NSW. His aim is to improve collaboration between physicians and scientists by integrating basic research programs into the clinical arena.
Biography Updated on 18 August 2013