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Dr Andrew Currie

The Academic Details listed below present information collected by the University up to the end of 2012 and thus may not represent the full academic record.

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.


Publications

Granland, C., Strunk, T., Hibbert, J., Prosser, A., Simmer, K., Burgner, D., Richmond, P., Currie, A.J. 2014, 'NOD1 and NOD2 expression and function in very preterm infant mononuclear cells', Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, 2014, pp. e212-e218. Detail

Prosser, A., Hibbert, J., Strunk, T., Kok, C. H., Simmer, K., Richmond, P., Burgner, D., Currie, A. 2013, 'Phagocytosis of neonatal pathogens by peripheral blood neutrophils and monocytes from newborn preterm and term infants', PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, 74, 5, pp. 503-510. Detail

Kirkham, L.-A.S., Corscadden, K.J., Wiertsema, S.P., Currie, A.J., Richmond, P.C. 2013, 'A practical method for preparation of pneumococcal and nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae inocula that preserves viability and immunostimulatory activity', BMC RESEARCH NOTES, 6, pp. 5pp. Detail

Meldrum, S.J., Strunk, T., Currie, A.J., Prescott, S.L., Simmer, K.N., Whitehouse, A.J. 2013, 'Autism spectrum disorder in children born preterm: Role of exposure to perinatal inflammation', FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE, 7, 123, pp. 1-10. Detail

Strunk, T., Currie, A.J., Simmer, K.N., Burgner, D.P. 2012, 'Chronic maternal infections during pregnancy', LANCET, 12, pp. 747-8. Detail


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Grants

Winthrop 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.

Winthrop 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, Winthrop 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', Princess Margaret 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.

Dr Andrew Currie 2008, 'Investigating the Function of Toll-Like Receptor and Node-Like Receptor Pathways in Preterm Infant Innate Immune Cells in Response to Infection', BrightSpark Foundation.


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Students

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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