IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Diagnostics and therapeutics

Research focus

Professor Ronald Sluyter is Head of the Immunology and Cell Signalling Group. His group explores the roles P2X7 and other purinergic signalling molecules in human and veterinary health and disease including graft-versus-host disease, cancer, motor neurone disease and pain.

Publications and funding


  • The Australian Physiological Society
  • Australasian Society for Immunology

IHMRI research team

Research assistants

Ross Turner E: rturner@uow.edu.au P:4298 1788

PhD candidates

Peter Cuthbertson The P2X7 receptor in inflammation and disease
Amal Elhage P2X7 in GVHD