Professor John Upham

Professor John Upham

Executive Director Research, Metro South Research

John is a respiratory physician and clinician scientist with a particular interest in immune dysfunction in lung diseases.

After clinical training in Brisbane, John completed a PhD with the University of Western Australia followed by a post-doc fellowship at McMaster University in Canada. He returned to Brisbane in 2007 and holds appointments with Princess Alexandra Hospital and The University of Queensland. He was appointed Executive Director, Metro South Research in 2019.

His research interests include understanding the immune system in asthma, why people with chronic lung diseases are prone to virus infections and developing targeted therapies for severe asthma.

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