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A/PROF Ross Vlahos


  • Lung Diseases (asthma, COPD)



Member of

  • American Thoracic Society. Member 2008 -
  • The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. Member 1999 -
  • The Australian Lung Foundation. Member 1998 -
  • The Australian Society for Medical Research. Member 1995 -
  • ASCEPT. Member 1991 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Self-limiting actions of glucocorticoids in inflammation (Helen M Schutt Trust , Asthma Victoria - 1999)

    Self-limiting anti-inflammatory actions of glucocorticoids in asthma (NHMRC Australia Project Grant: 2001 -2003)

    The role of Lyn Kinase in Asthma (The William Buckland Foundation - 2002)

    Role of GM-CSF in COPD (Melbourne University Research Grant Scheme - 2006)

    Cigarette smoking inactivates lung immunity by chemically modifying TLR4 (Melbourne University Research Grant Scheme - 2007)



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1996
  • BSc (Hon), University of Melbourne 1991

Awards and honors

  • Best oral communication at TSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting “Tobacco & Related Substances SIG”., Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), 2010
  • To attend Annual Meeting of the European Respiratory Society (Munich, Germany), AstraZeneca, 2006
  • ERS Young Scientist Sponsorship Award - to attend Annual Meeting of the European Respiratory Society (Copenhagen, Denmark), ERS, 2005
  • ASCEPT New Investigator Travel Award - to attend American Thoracic Society Conference (San Diego, California, U.S.A.), ASCEPT, 1999
  • ASCEPT New Investigator Award, ASCEPT, 1999
  • To attend Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A), Allan Hanbury's Travelling Fellowship, 1998
  • University of Melbourne, 1992
  • Higher Education Contribution Scheme Exemption Scholarship, University of Melbourne, 1992



Available for supervision

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