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Biography

Professor Shaun Jackson is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and faculty member at the prestigious Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, San Diego (CA, USA). He established his independent research laboratory in the Monash Department of Medicine at Box Hill Hospital in Victoria (1998–2003).

In 2004 he moved to the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct, where he co-founded and became Research Director of the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases. He is a founder of Kinacia, an Australian biotechnology company developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic products aimed at preventing blood clotting. In 2013, he was appointed the inaugural Director of Cardiovascular Research, HRI & Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney.

He is also Research Director of Atherothrombosis Services within the Department of Cardiology at the Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital. Professor Jackson’s research interests are focused in the area of atherothrombosis and cardiovascular disease.

For the first time in history, there are more obese people than underweight people in the world, creating a global time-bomb of cardiovascular disease.”