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Dr Gugasyan obtained his PhD from the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute (Melbourne) and furthered his training at the Washington University School of Medicine, St.Louis, MO, (USA).

He is internationally and nationally recognised for his research on lymphocytes and the signalling circuitry within these cells that help to prevent chronic diseases such as autoimmunity and cancer.

His research team is currently focused on developing new diagnostic markers for diseases such as autoimmunity and cancer.


  • 2009-present: Senior Lecturer, Department of Immunology, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
  • The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Victoria, Australia
  • BSc (Hons), Monash University
  • PhD, University of Melbourne

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Honorary Research Associate , Hudson Institute of Medical Research

3 May 20173 May 2020

Senior Research Fellow, Burnet Institute (Australia)

21 Apr 2008 → …

Research area keywords

  • Diagnostic markers
  • Lymphocytes
  • Signalling circuitry
  • Chronic diseases
  • Autoimmunity
  • Cancer