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Professor Suresh Mahalingam


Suresh Mahalingam

NHMRC Fellow
Menzies Health Institute VIT
+61 (0)7 5678 0664 (Work)
G40 9.18, Gold Coast Campus

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I am a viral immunologist, with a particular interest in the pathogenesis and treatment of viral-induced inflammatory diseases. I am presently a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Professor and Principal Research Leader at the Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ), Griffith University. Perhaps my greatest achievement has been the large body of work over 15 years identifying mechanisms in alphavirus musculoskeletal disease. My contribution to fundamental research is complemented by clinical and translational 'spin-offs' supported by highly productive collaborations with clinician-scientists and commercial partners. I am actively engaged in commercialization projects to develop anti-inflammatory drugs, antivirals and vaccines through research option agreements with Biotech and Pharma. I have received numerous awards and honours from major Australian and international funding and research bodies. I was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology for my contributions to the field of virology.


  • Member
    Infectious Diseases & Immunology2019
  • Member
    Institute for Glycomics2010 - 2019


  • Bachelor Of Science With Honours
    National University of Malaysia