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Dr Andrew Currie

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Email: andrew.currie@uwa.edu.au  Home Page
Phone: 9340 7907

Dr Andrew J. Currie PhD BSc (Hons) is a Senior Research Fellow with the Schools of Paediatrics and Child Health and Medicine & Pharmacology at UWA. He was awarded his Ph.D. with distinction in 2001 from UWA and then commenced 3 years of productive post-doctoral training in an infectious diseases laboratory at the British Columbia Research Institute for Women and Children’s Health in Vancouver, after receiving a Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fellowship. He returned to Australia in 2004 after being awarded a Healy Fellowship from the Raine Medical Research Foundation to work as an independent Research fellow within the Tumour Immunology Group, at the University of WA. He has been actively involved nationally and internationally in innate immunity research over the last 10 years, focusing particularly on the role of Toll-like receptors (TLR) in initiating and controlling inflammation.


de Jong, E., Hancock, D., Hibbert, J., Wells, C., Richmond, P., Simmer, K., Burgner, D., Strunk, T., Currie, A. 2018, 'Identification of generic and pathogen-specific cord blood monocyte transcriptomes reveals a largely conserved response in preterm and term newborn infants', JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE-JMM, 96, 2, pp. 147–157. Detail

Gaido, C., Granland, C., Laing, I., Souëf, P., Thomas, W., Currie, A., Hales, B. 2018, 'T-cell responses against rhinovirus species A and C in asthmatic and healthy children', Immunity Inflammation and Disease., 6, 1, pp. 143-153. Detail

Sterndale, S., Broomfield, S., Currie, A., Hancock, S., Kearney, G., Lei, J., Liu, S., Lockwood, A., Scanlan, V., Smith, G., Thompson, A. 2017, 'Supplementation of Merino ewes with vitamin E plus selenium increases a-tocopherol and selenium concentrations in plasma of the lamb but does not improve their immune function', Animal, pp. 1-9. Detail

Burgner, D., Doherty, D., Humphreys, J., Currie, A., Simmer, K., Charles, A., Strunk, T. 2017, 'Maternal Chorioamnionitis and Postneonatal Respiratory Tract Infection in Ex-Preterm Infants', JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 184, pp. 62-67.e2. Detail

Pettengill, M., Matute, J., Tresenriter, M., Hibbert, J., Burgner, D., Richmond, P., Millán, J., Ozonoff, A., Strunk, T., Currie, A., Levy, O. 2017, 'Human alkaline phosphatase dephosphorylates microbial products and is elevated in preterm neonates with a history of late-onset sepsis', PLoS One, 12, 4,  Detail

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Dr Lea-Ann Kirkham, Associate Professor Peter Richmond, Dr Ruth Thornton, Professor Susan Prescott, Dr Tobias Strunk, Dr Christopher Blyth, Dr Claire Waddington, Dr Stephen Stick, Associate Professor Anthony Kicic, Dr Andrew Currie, Dr Belinda Hales, Mrs Joelene Bizzintino, Professor Peter Le Souef 2014, 'Bio-Plex 200 System with Data Pro Software', NHMRC Equipment Grants.

Professor Peter Le Souef, Dr Andrew Currie, Mrs Joelene Bizzintino, Professor David Smith, Professor William Cookson, Professor James Gern, Dr Gary Geelhoed, Dr Guicheng Zhang, Dr Belinda Hales, Ms Siew-Kim Khoo 2012, 'Investigation into Host Susceptibility and Immune Responses in Young Children with Acute Wheezing due to Human Rhinovirus Group C Infection', NHMRC Project Grants.

Professor Peter Le Souef, Adjunct Professor Jack Goldblatt, Dr Andrew Currie, Emeritus Professor Louis Landau, Dr Catherine Hayden 2011, 'Longitudinal Characterization of Respiratory & Immune Development from Birth to Adulthood', NHMRC Project Grants.

Dr Andrew Currie, Dr Tobias Strunk, Professor Karen Simmer, Associate Professor David Burgner 2011, 'Identifying the Innate Immune Mechanisms that Determine the Outcome of Gram Positive Bacterial Colonization and Infection in Early Childhood', Perth Childrens Hospital Foundation.

Dr Tobias Strunk, Dr Andrew Currie, Associate Professor David Burgner 2009, 'Understanding the Immunological Basis of the Greatly Increased Susceptibility of Preterm Infants to Early Life Infection: What is the role of NOD-like Pathways?', European Society for Paediatric Infectious Disease.

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2015 PhD. Dr Trend. Supervised by: Dr Currie, A/Prof Richmond, Dr Strunk, Prof Simmer

2013 PhD. Dr Fuery. Supervised by: A/Prof Richmond, Dr Currie

2010 PhD. Dr Broomfield. Supervised by: Dr Currie, Dr van der Most, Prof Robinson

2009 PhD. Dr McDonnell. Supervised by: Dr Currie, Prof Robinson

2008 PhD. Dr Brown. Supervised by: Dr Currie, Prof Hall, Prof Price, Prof Vivian

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