Professor Nigel Curtis is a clinician scientist. He is the leader of the Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Research Group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Melbourne and Head of Infectious Diseases at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne.
Professor Curtis did his preclinical training at the University of Cambridge and clinical training at St Mary's Medical School, University of London. He completed specialist training in pediatric infectious diseases with Fellowships in both London and Vancouver. He has also worked for short periods in The Gambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Professor Curtis undertook his laboratory training at Imperial College London St Mary's Campus, where he completed a PhD investigating the role of bacterial superantigen toxins in Kawasaki disease and in staphylococcal and streptococcal toxic shock sydrome.
Professor Curtis' clinical and laboratory research focuses on improving the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases in children. His laboratory uses the latest immunological and molecular techniques to investigate the host immune response. He has supervised 16 PhD, two BSc Honours, five BMedSci, seven AMS and two SS students. He has also supervised more than 40 RACP projects.
In addition to his clinical and research roles, Professor Curtis has a strong interest in graduate student training. He is Chair of the Department of Paediatrics Graduate Research Committee and a member of the University of Melbourne Research Higher Degree Committee and Faculty Research Training Committee.
Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne
Head of Infectious Diseases, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne