Associate Professor Warwick Grant
Head of the Genetics Department at La Trobe, Warwick completed his Bachelor of Science with Honours at ANU before undertaking his PhD at a Max Planck Institute (in conjunction with Ludwig-Maximillians University) in Germany.
His post-doc work was at the former The Imperial Cancer Research Fund, and since then, HIS RESEARCH has had a steady focus on drug treatment of parasitic disease in both veterinary and human medicine. During that time, Warwick has HELD positions AT CSIRO, Flinders University, Nemapharm Inc, AgResearch New Zealand Ltd. and now La Trobe University.
His primary research focus is on Onchocerciasis, or river blindness – a parasitic disease that is the world's second leading infectious cause of blindness. Warwick's focus is in sub-Saharan Africa, where millions of people are AT RISK OF CONTRACTING the disease. Warwick's involvement with WHO and river blindness goes back more than 10 years, and he now sits on an advisory panel for parasitic worm disease for the WHO.