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Dr. Jason Steel

Senior Lecturer /DL - Biotechnology
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Rockhampton North
Building 6 - Room 2.35
About Me

I joined CQUniversity Rockhampton in September 2018. Prior to coming to CQUniversity I worked in a number of large research focused Universities and Research Institutes, including University of Queensland, Translational Research Institute, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and The National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, USA. I also previously served as the Scientific Director and co-founder of Ocugene, a start-up to develop molecular therapies for ocular diseases.

My research interested have centered on Molecular Gene Therapy, Immunology and immunotherapy as well as cancer biology and vaccinology. Some of my research has also progressed into human clinical trials.

I hold 2 patents for gene vectors used in cancer immunotherapy and ophthalmology.

I have been awarded a number of academic honors including the prestigious NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) on 3 separate occasions and most recently the 2017 University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine: Leader of the Future (Academic).

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3206 Medical Biotechnology
  • 3101 Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • 3204 Immunology
  • 3211 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
  • 3212 Ophthalmology and Optometry
  • 3214 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Medical And Health Sciences

Immunology - Applied Immunology (incl. Antibody Engineering, Xenotransplantation and T-cell Therapies)
Cancer Vaccines, Antibody and T-cell therapies

Medical And Health Sciences

Immunology - Tumour Immunology
Role of immunity in tumour metastasis

Medical And Health Sciences

Oncology and Carcinogenesis - Cancer Cell Biology
Cancer Stem Cells

Medical And Health Sciences

Oncology and Carcinogenesis - Cancer Therapy (excl. Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy)
Cancer Gene Therapy; Cancer Immunotherapy

Medical And Health Sciences

Ophthalmology and Optometry - Optometry and Ophthalmology not elsewhere classified
Ocular Gene Therapy; Retinal Modeling

Medical And Health Sciences

Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Targeted Gene Delivery, Nanoparticles, Microspheres

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