Professor Chris Goodnow BVSc, PhD, FAA FRS (Christopher Carl Goodnow) (born 19 September 1959 in Hong Kong) is a Professor at the Australian National University's John Curtin School of Medical Research (Director, Australian Phenomics Facility and Director, Immunogenomics Laboratory), at the ANU's campus in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. He holds dual Australian and US citizenship. In May 2009, he was elected as a Fellow of the UK and British Commonwealth academy of science, The Royal Society.
Goodnow "has pioneered in the field of immunology by using mouse molecular genetics to reveal key mechanisms regulating the immune system, in particular the ability of the immune system to learn to differentiate between our own ‘self’ tissues and invading foreign microbes. He has also revealed the capacity of the immune system to lay down specific memory of both self and foreign, so that autoimmunity is minimised while immunity to infection becomes strong."
1979-84: Training in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
1984: Graduated, University of Sydney, B.V.Sc. Hons I, and B.Sc.(Vet) Hons I and University Medal
1985: National Health and Medical Research Council Biomedical Scholar, Ph.D. research, "A transgenic mouse model for self-tolerance in B lymphocytes", Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, with Professor Gustav JV Nossal.
1986-89: NHMRC Biomedical Scholar, Ph.D. research, "A transgenic mouse model for self-tolerance in B lymphocytes", Clinical Immunology Research Centre, University of Sydney, with Associate Professor Ronald J. Trent and Professor Antony Basten.
1989-90: Medical Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Clinical Immunology Research Centre, University of Sydney, with Professor Antony Basten.
1990-97: Assistant Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University Medical School
1992-95: Searle Scholar
1997: Professor, Director of Medical Genome Centre, Australian Cancer Research Foundation Genetics Laboratory, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University
2007: Professor and Head of the Division of Genetics and Immunology, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University
Goodnow has served:
- On the scientific advisory board of Illumina, a genetic analysis technology company; and
- As founder and chief scientific officer for Phenomix Corp, a private biotechnology company.
- 1979: John Gurner and Frederick Ebsworth Prize for Biology, University of Sydney
- 1984: Honours Class I with B.V.Sc. degree; Honours Class I and University Medal with B.Sc.(Vet) degree
- 1986: National Health and Medical Research Council Biomedical Research Scholarship
- 1989: Medical Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
- 1992-95: Searle Scholar
- 1998: American Association of Immunologists/Pharmingen Investigator Award
- 2005: Australian Health Ministers Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research
- 2006: Australian Research Council Federation Fellow
- 2007: Ramaciotti Research Award
- 2009: Elected a Fellow of The Royal Society, the UK and British Commonwealth academy of science (confirmed 2009-05-15)
- ANU immunology pioneer elected to The Royal Society, Australian National University, 2009-05-15, accessed 2009-05-20
- British Honour for ANU Scientist, Canberra Times page 3, 2009-05-18
- 2013 Garvan Annual Report. Garvan Institute http://www.garvan.org.au/media/annual-report-2013/#8. Retrieved 20 May 2014. Missing or empty
- ANU medical researcher wins national award, 2005-06-10, www.bio-medicine.org, accessed 2009-05-20
- Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundations[permanent dead link], Philanthropy Australia, accessed 2009-05-20