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Professor Eric Morand is Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University's largest clinical school, and a physician-scientist.
He specialises in the study of systemic lupus erythematosus. He is founder of the Monash Lupus Clinic, Australia's largest research-grounded clinic for patients with SLE, a founding member of the Australian Lupus Registry & Biobank, and Chair of the Asia-Pacific Lupus Collaboration. His clinical research focuses on improving endpoints for clinical research in lupus. His lab has studied the biology of glucocorticoids in rheumatic disease and lupus since 1996.
He is a clinical rheumatologist, and Head of the Monash Health Rheumatology Unit, the largest in Australia.
Professor Morand is a physician-scientist whose key interests are clinical outcome measurement and biological profiling in SLE, and the actions of glucocorticoid induced proteins on the immune system. Read more at https://www.monash.edu/medicine/scs/researchers/eric-morand .
His group has pioneered the development and validation of treat-to-target outcome measures in SLE, via the Asia-Pacific Lupus Collaboration, which with over 3,300 patients under study is among the largest cohorts of SLE patients ever assembled.
Biomarker studies in SLE are also a major focus, with thousands of samples linked to longitudinal clinical data archived in the Australian Lupus Registry & Biobank, headquartered at Monash.
His lab discovered the role in rheumatic disease of multiple important glucocorticoid-regulated proteins. Most recently his group defined the role of GILZ in RA, Th17 pathways, B cell activation, and lupus, and are working on exploiting its actions to develop a safe glucocorticoid mimic. His lab also works on innate immunity including the actions of the unique pro-inflammatory protein, MIF.
Professor Morand is Head of Rheumatology, Monash Health. He works in clinics servicing lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and complex rheumatology cases, and undertakes ward duty inpatient care in the largest service in the country.
Advisory expertise and research collaboration experience with international biotech and Pharma companies.
Special interests include Lupus / SLE outcome measures, trials, translational research and biomarkers.
Professor Morand is a Board member of Rare Voices Australia, has served on the board of the Australian Rheumatology Association and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the ARA Research Trust.
Research area keywords
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- outcome measures
- Clinical Trials
- Translational Research
Identification of Molecular Signatures in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
26/05/20 → 26/05/21
3/10/19 → 3/10/21
14/05/19 → 11/12/22
5/02/19 → 30/09/22
Morand, E., Mar 2021, In : The Lancet Rheumatology. 3, 3, p. e168-e170 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment / Debate › Other › peer-reviewOpen Access
Routine testing for hyposplenism in a lupus clinic diagnoses; new cases and opportunities for interventionKo, T., Yeo, A. L., Luu, S., Dendle, C., Woolley, I., Morand, E. & Hoi, A., 26 Jan 2021, (Accepted/In press) In : Lupus. 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter › Other › peer-review
Assays for Inducing and Measuring Cell Death to Detect Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) ReleaseZamani, S., Morand, E. F. & Flynn, J. K., 1 Jan 2020, In : Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2080, p. 173-183 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Other › peer-review
Vincent, F., Hoi, A. & Morand, E., 13 Nov 2020, In : Lupus Science and Medicine. 7, 1, 10 p., e000436.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access
Associations of serum soluble Fas and Fas ligand (FasL) with outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosusVincent, F. B., Kandane-Rathnayake, R., Koelmeyer, R., Harris, J., Hoi, A. Y., MacKay, F., MacKay, F. & Morand, E. F., 15 Jun 2020, In : Lupus Science and Medicine. 7, 1, 9 p., e000375.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Morand, Eric (Recipient), 2015
Prize: National/international honour
Paper selected for the Best of Immunology & Cell Biology (ICB)/ Clinical and Translational Immunology (CTI) Workshop at the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI) Annual Scientific Meeting
Vincent, Fabien (Recipient), Harris, James (Recipient), Morand, Eric (Recipient), Sahhar, Joanne (Recipient), Ngian, Gene (Recipient), Kandane-Rathnayake, Rangi (Recipient), Lang, Tali (Recipient), Emily Lin (Recipient) & Rachel Mende (Recipient), 11 Dec 2019
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)