Stuart Tangye

Division Head
Garvan Institute of Medical Research, NSW

Stuart Tangye is the Head of the Immunology Division at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Sydney, Australia), Professor at UNSW Sydney, and an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow. He completed his PhD in 1995 and undertook postdoctoral training at the DNAX Research Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology in California. He returned to Australia in 2000 as a University of Sydney Research Fellow to work with Dr Phil Hodgkin at the Centenary Institute (University of Sydney). He established an independent research lab in 2002, and was recruited to the Garvan Institute in 2006.

His research interests focus on human immunobiology in health and disease. This is achieved by studying lymphocyte development, signalling, differentiation and effector function in patients with diseases resulting from monogenic loss- or gain-of-function mutations in key regulators of immune responses. His lab has made significant contributions to elucidating how these mutations result in some of the clinical features associated with human primary immunodeficiencies. He has been funded by fellowships and grants from NHMRC, Cancer Council NSW, NIH, Jeffrey Modell Foundation, XLP Research Trust and AICR. Since 1995, he has published ~160 peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews and book chapters, and in 2011 he received the Gottschalk Medal from the Australian Academy of Sciences, which recognises “outstanding research in the medical sciences by scientists no more than 40 years of age”. He was awarded the Faculty of Science Alumni Excellence Award from the University of Technology Sydney (2013), and a Senior Scholarship from the US-Australian Fulbright Commission to undertake sabbatical study at Rockefeller University. He is on the editorial boards of J Exp Med, J Immunol, J Clin Immunol and Front Immunol. When he is not at work, he enjoys surfing, cycling, swimming and being Dad to his three beautiful children!