Dr Scott Fisher - Institute for Respiratory Health

Dr Scott Fisher

Dr Scott Fisher

Research scientist
BSc, PhD

Scott grew up in Karratha, Western Australia and graduated from Curtin University with a BSc (Hons) before receiving his PhD from the University of Western Australia. He continued his postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the City of Hope National Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Duarte, California, before returning to Perth where he joined NCARD in May 2008. Scott coordinates the pre‑clinical MexTAg research program. His research interests include investigating how an individuals’ genetic makeup contributes to Mesothelioma development and how the body’s immune system interacts with the developing tumour. He currently supervises honours and PhD research students and lectures in tumour immunology.

Current Projects

  • Co-ordinator MexTAg research program
  • NHMRC 2019-2022. APP1163861: How genetic background influences the development of mesothelioma (in asbestos exposed populations).
  • US Dept. of Defense (Ideas Award. W81XWH-17-PRCRP-IA) 2018-2020: The MexTAg Collaborative Cross: understanding genetic modifiers in mesothelioma.
  • icare Dust Diseases Care NSW 2018-2020. The MexTAg Collaborative Cross.
  • icare Dust Diseases Care NSW 2018-2021. Analysis of T cell receptor diversity in animal models of mesothelioma

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UWA profile