John E. J. Rasko

University of Sydney, Australia

John Rasko, BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRCPA, FRACP, is a physician-scientist with a productive track record in gene and stem cell therapy, experimental haematology and molecular biology. In over 126 papers he has made contributions to the understanding of haemopoietic growth factors and haemopoiesis, gene transfer technologies, oncogenesis, human aminoacidurias and non-coding RNAs. He serves on Hospital, state and national bodies including Chair of GTTAC, Office of the Gene Technology Regulator – responsible for regulating all genetically-modified organisms in Australia. Contributions to scientific organisations include co-founding (2000) and past-President (2003-5) of the Australasian Gene Therapy Society; Vice President, International Society for Cellular Therapy (2008-12) and founder (2009) ISCT-Australia; and Scientific Advisory Committees for philanthropic foundations. His current appointments are:Director, Cell and Molecular Therapies, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Head, Gene & Stem Cell Therapy Program, Centenary Institute; Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney

Biography Updated on 11 January 2011

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