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Simon Mallal

Professor Simon Mallal

HIV, AIDS, Clinical Immunology, Infectious Diseases, vaccine design

Professor Simon Mallal is Director of the Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Murdoch University and a Clinical Immunologist and Immunopathologist at Royal Perth Hospital.

He has had a longstanding research interest in the Major Histocompatibility Complex and genetic influences on clinical outcomes in HIV and other diseases. More recently he has focussed on viral adaptation to HLA-restricted immune responses and the implications of this for HIV vaccine immunogen design.

His research group also study the genetics and pathogenesis of hypersensitivity to abacavir and nevirapine and the long-term complications of anti-retroviral therapy with a particular focus on mitochondrial toxicity and subcutaneous fat wasting.

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