Prof David Booth received his PhD from the University of London in 1993 and has since worked on the genetics of human diseases such as amyloidosis, periodic fevers, multiple sclerosis (MS) and hepatitis C. His postdoctoral work, which examined amyloidosis, was conducted at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and the Royal Free Hospital in London. He returned to Australia in 2001 to join Prof Stewart at the Westmead Institute’s Centre for Immunology and Allergy Research to study MS genetics. In international collaborations, the first 110 genes affecting MS have now been discovered, and this work has been published in Nature (2011) and Nature Genetics (2013).
Genetics, Autoimmunity, Hepatitis, Multiple sclerosis, Genetic diseases
Infection and Immunological Conditions, Neurosciences and Mental Health