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Prof. Ban-Hock Toh

Qualification: MBBS, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Autoimmunity
Speciality: Allergy and Immunology

Phone: (03) 9538 6777
Email: Ban-Hock.Toh@clinicallabs.com.au


Professor Toh has been a Senior Consultant Immunologist for Australian Clinical Labs (formerly Healthscope Pathology) since 1986, with national supervisory responsibility for Immunology. He holds a fractional Professorial appointment at the Centre for Inflammatory diseases at Monash University's Department of Medicine where he heads the Autoimmunity Research Laboratory. He is also an Honorary Professor at Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories and a Professorial Fellow at the Baker Heart Research Institute. Prof. Toh graduated with a MBBS (1965) from the University of Singapore. He obtained his MRACP (1968), followed by a FRACP, FRCPA (1975), and PhD (1977), DSc (1986) from Monash University in Melbourne. Prof. Toh held academic appointments in Universities in Singapore (1967-1968) and in Malaysia (1969-1970). He joined Monash University in 1972. He was Head of the Dept. of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University (1995-2005) and Senior Staff Specialist in Immunology for the Alfred Hospital's Pathology Service (1997-2005). He was Chief Examiner for the FRCPA in Immunology (1995-2000) and Regional Editor (Australasia) for the journal Autoimmunity (1993-2001). In 1979, he was attached to the MRC Immunology Unit in London as a Commonwealth Medical Fellow and in 1983 and 1989 he went to the National Institutes of Health, USA as a Fogarty Visiting Scientist. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Singapore in 1992 and at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, in 2002. His research interests are on autoimmunity: they are directed towards the application of autoantibodies as diagnostic markers for autoimmune diseases and as probes for molecular cell biology, and for the molecular, cellular and immunological basis of autoimmunity.