Dr Bruce Lyons
Dr Lyons is a senior lecturer in the School of Medicine. His career spans basic and applied immunology in the fields of leukaemia research, leukocyte trafficking, vaccine development and tumour immunology, with a particular interest in applied flow cytometry methodology.
Dr Lyons' PhD in Immunology from the University of Adelaide (1988) was on the development of monoclonal antibodies to human myeloid differentiation antigens. After a short period examining cytokine control of histamine release by basophils (Human Immunology, IMVS, Adelaide), his postdoctoral studies included apoptosis and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia models (University of Edinburgh), lymphocyte migration to spleen (JCSMR, ANU and University of Tasmania) and off-target immunological effects of new small molecule targeted therapies for chronic myeloid leukaemia (Haematology, IMVS Adelaide). After 2 years in a biotech start up investigating new carbohydrate adjuvants (Vaxine, Flinders University, Adelaide) Dr Lyons returned to the University of Tasmania to take up a teaching only senior lectureship in 2008, before being appointed to a teaching/research senior lectureship in 2010.