Leadership

TIA has brought together 14 national research infrastructure facilities to accelerate translation of Australian research discoveries to clinical application. These facilities focus on delivering critical services to support development of different classes of therapeutic products ie. Biologics, Cell and Gene Therapies and Small Moleculeswith each facility led by world-class researchers as listed below. 

Prof Ian Alexander

Research Leader

 Sydney Cell and Gene Therapy

Prof Katherine Andrews

Director, GRIDD

Compounds Australia

Prof Jonathan Baell

Director

 Australian Translational Medicinal Chemistry Facility

Prof Susan Charman

Director

 Centre for Drug Candidate Optimisation

Dr Ben Carnley

Acting Director

 Cell and Tissue Therapies

Western Australia

Dr Leanne Hawkey

Facility Manager

 Australian Translational Medicinal Chemistry Facility

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Dr Edwin Huang

Facility Manager

National Biologics Facility, NSW node

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Wilma James
Strategic Business Manager Compounds Australia

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Darron Laing

Facility Manager

Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics

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Prof Trent Munro

Director

National Biologics Facility, Qld Node

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Prof Susie Nilsson 

Director

National Biologics Facility, Vic Node

Prof John Rasko AO

    Director

Cell and Molecular Therapies at

RPA Hospital

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Dr Leon Scott

General Manager

Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics

Moana Simpson

Facility Manager

Compounds Australia

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Emeritus Prof Maree Smith AC

Director

Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development

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A/Prof Dominic Wall

CSO Cell Therapies Pty Ltd

 PeterMac Centre of Excellence in Cellular Immunotherapy

Dr Melina Wilsson

Facility Manager

ANZCTR