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Professor Ban-Hock Toh leads the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases Auto-Immunity team. He held appointments at Universities in Singapore (1967-1968) and Malaysia (1969-1970), before joining Monash University in 1972.

Professor Toh was the Head of the Department of Immunology (1995-2005) and Senior Staff Specialist in Immunology at the Alfred Hospital (1997-2005). He was Chief Examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists Australia in Immunology (1995-2000), Regional Editor (Australasia) for Autoimmunity(1993-2001), Commonwealth Medical Fellow, MRC Immunology Unit, London (1979), Fogarty Visiting Scientist, National Institutes of Health, USA (1983 and 1989), Visiting Professor, University of Singapore (1992) and University of Innsbruck, Austria (2002).

In 2006, he accepted a fractional professorial appointment in the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases. He is an Honorary Professor, Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratory, Professorial Fellow, Baker Heart Research Institute and Immunologist, Gribbles Pathology.

His track record includes over 200 publications, including 7 letters to Nature and 19 book chapters. He is internationally recognised for his work on autoimmune gastritis and pernicious anaemia.

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Research Output

Cytotoxic lymphocytes and atherosclerosis: Significance, mechanisms and therapeutic challenges

Kyaw, T., Peter, K., Li, Y., Tipping, P., Toh, B. H. & Bobik, A., Nov 2017, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 174, 22, p. 3956–3972 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

Killer cells in atherosclerosis

Kyaw, T., Tipping, P., Toh, B-H. & Bobik, A., 5 Dec 2017, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 816, p. 67-75

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

Opposing roles of B lymphocyte subsets in atherosclerosis

Kyaw, T., Tipping, P., Bobik, A. & Toh, B. H., 2 Jan 2017, In : Autoimmunity. 50, 1, p. 52-56 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleOtherpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

Pathophysiology and laboratory diagnosis of pernicious anemia

Toh, B. H., 1 Feb 2017, In : Immunologic Research. 65, 1, p. 326-330 5 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Green, R., Allen, L. H., Bjørke-Monsen, A. L., Brito, A., Guéant, J. L., Miller, J. W., Molloy, A. M., Nexo, E., Stabler, S., Toh, B. H., Ueland, P. M. & Yajnik, C., 29 Jun 2017, In : Nature Reviews Disease Primers. 3, 20 p., 17040.

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126 Citations (Scopus)