John Curtin School of Medical Research

The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) excels in groundbreaking, multidisciplinary translational medical research in the four Departmental fields of immunology, genomics, neuroscience and cancer. Founded at The Australian National University (ANU) in 1948, and an integral part of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, JCSMR was conceptualised by Australia-born Baron Howard Florey, and named for Australian war-time Prime Minister John Curtin.

Over 300 staff, students and visitors at our School seek to understand and provide novel insights into diseases including cancer, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, and conditions such as epilepsy and vision impairment, amongst others. We are committed to cross-disciplinary research that will provide solutions to health problems which beset our community. In addition, we continue to pride ourselves on our commitment to the training and mentoring of the young medical researchers of the future.

Principle research areas

  • Immunology and infectious disease
  • Cancer therapeutics
  • Neuroscience
  • Genome science

Image caption: The John Curtin School of Medical Research (JSCMR) building at The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, ACT.

Image credit: JCSMR

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