Associate Professor John-Paul Tung

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A/Prof John-Paul Tung

Senior Research Fellow

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast Honorary Research Fellow, University of Queensland Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology

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John-Paul is working on better understanding the effects and possible negative outcomes associated with transfusion, especially of stored blood products.

One focus is on transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI). John-Paul's doctoral thesis, from the University of Queensland in 2012, described the first large animal model of TRALI.  Another focus is on extracellular vesicles. These tiny fragments of cells play an important role in cell-to-cell communication, both in health and in disease. John-Paul uses a range of animal and laboratory models for his research.

  • International Society of Blood Transfusion Harold Gunson Fellowship (2018)
  • Australian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Best Scientific Poster (2013)
  • British Blood Transfusion Society Margaret Kenwright Young Scientist Award (2013)
  • International Society of Blood Transfusion Vox Sanguinis Best Paper Prize (2012)
  • The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation Graeme Nielson Best Paper Award (2012)
  • Australia and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion Presidential Award (2009)
  • American Society of Hematology (2017 - Current)
  • Society for Leukocyte Biology (2017 - Current)
  • International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) (2012 - Current)
  • ISBT Blood Components Working Party (2022 - Current)
  • ISBT Granulocyte Immunobiology Working Party (2023 - Current)
  • Secretary, and Western Pacific Region representative, ISBT Young Professionals Council (2017 - current)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (2009 - Current)

Key publications

Human neutrophil antigen 3 genotype impacts neutrophil-mediated endothelial cell cytotoxicity in a two-event model of TRALI
Chiaretti S, Burton M, Hassel P, Radenkovic F, Devikashri N, Sultana AJ, Temple FT, Dean MM, Tung JP.
Blood Transfusion
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI): Potential pathways of development, strategies for prevention and treatment, and future research directions
Tung JP, Chiaretti S, Dean MM, Reade MC, Fung YL
Blood reviews
Volume 53, Article 100906
Unintended Consequences: Fluid Resuscitation Worsens Shock in an Ovine Model of Endotoxemia
Byrne L, Obonyo NG, Diab SD, Dunster KR, Passmore MR, Boon AC, Hoe LS, Pedersen S, Fauzi MH, Pimenta LP, Van Haren F, Anstey CM, Cullen L, Tung JP, Shekar K, Maitland K, Fraser JF
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
Procoagulant role of microparticles in routine storage of packed red blood cells: potential risk for prothrombotic post-transfusion complications
Aung HH, Tung JP, Dean MM, Flower RL, Pecheniuk NM
A novel in vivo ovine model of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI)
Tung JP, Fung YL, Nataatmadja M, Colebourne KI, Esmaeel HM, Wilson K, Barnett AG, Wood P, Silliman CC, Fraser JF
Vox Sang