Nicholas Hoogenraad Fellow in Molecular Sciences

Dr Ivan Poon

Dr Ivan Poon is the Nicholas Hoogenraad Fellow in Molecular Sciences.

Dr Poon has over 11 years’ experience in the field of cell death and clearance. He completed his undergraduate degree at Monash University and PhD at the John Curtin School of Medical Research (Australian National University) before joining La Trobe University as a postdoctoral fellow in 2009. He was visiting assistant professor at the Center for Cell Clearance at the University of Virginia (2011-13).

Dr Poon has published 26 research papers (13 first author, two senior author, >1000 citations) in high impact journals including Nature, Nature Reviews Immunology, Nature Communications, eLife and Blood. He has made several significant discoveries including the mechanism of viral protein-induce cell death, antimicrobial peptide-mediated cell lysis, and dying cell uptake via pattern recognition molecules.

Dr Poon’s research has also been featured in mainstream media including The Age, The Australian, South China Morning Post and Daily Mail.

For further information on Dr Ivan Poon's research, visit his lab page.