A/Prof John-Paul Tung
Senior Research Fellow
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.
- 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 Travel Award (2010)
- Australia and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion Presidential Award (2009)
- Australian Society of Medical Research (ASMR, 2015 - Current)
- International Society of Blood Transfusion (2012 - Current)
- Australian and New Zealand Society of Hematology (2009 - Current)
- Secretary, and Western Pacific Region representative, ISBT Young Professionals Council (2017 - current)