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Honorary Distinguished Fellow, WEHI
Professor Nicola is an Honorary Distinguished Research Fellow at WEHI and Professor Emeritus at the University of Melbourne.
He and his colleagues purified the cytokine G-CSF in 1983, cloned one of the first cytokine receptors (that for GM-CSF) in 1989 and discovered a novel family of negative regulators of cytokine signalling (the SOCS proteins) in 1997.
His many honours include election to the Australian Academy of Science, the Gottschalk Medal of the Australian Academy of Science, the Wellcome Medal, the Pharmacia-LKB Medal, the AMGEN Australia prize and Officer of the Order of Australia. He has served on several Boards and Scientific Advisory Boards including those for the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (UQ) and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.