Alan Cowman

Alan Cowman

Alan Cowman

Birth : Alan Frederick Cowman (1954-12-27)27 December 1954(age 65)

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Name Alan Cowman
Birth (1954-12-27)27 December 1954(age 65)
Birth Place (age 65)
Alma Mater Griffith University(BSc) University of Melbourne(PhD)
Fields Malaria Microbiology Parasitology
Institution Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research University of California, Berkeley)
Thesis Genes of the protozoan parasite Babesia bovis(1983)
Doctoral Advisor David J. Kemp

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Alan Frederick Cowman (born 27 December 1954) is an Australian medical researcher.


In 2019 he was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for his "eminent service to the biological sciences".


Education Cowman was awarded his Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Griffith University in 1979.


After this, he earned his PhD at WEHI in 1984, with David Kemp as his supervisor.


In 1986 Cowman returned to the WEHI, and decided to concentrate on genes that make parasites resistant to drugs.


He was supported by a Wellcome Trust Australian Senior Research Fellowship in 1988, then by three successive International Research Scholarships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


In 1999 Cowman was appointed head of the Division of Infection and Immunity, which he still holds.


Cowman held an Australia Fellowship from 2007 to 2012, and as of 2018 he held a Senior Principal Research Fellowship from the NHMRC.Cowman's research focus has been on protozoan infections, especially the cause of malaria (Plasmodium falciparum), which kill over 500,000 people each year world-wide.