The detail is in the devil: Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease, a seminar with Dr. Hamish McCallum
- Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
- Chemistry & Biochemistry Building - view map
Professor McCallum visits us while on sabbatical leave at Princeton University, having just completed five years as Head of School of Environment at Griffith University in Australia. Professor McCallum will discuss recent work on the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD), a transmissible cancer that is threatening the species with extinction. Professor McCallum and his team were recently awarded the Eureka Prize, Australia’s premier science award in environmental science, for their work on DFTD. Since completing his PhD at Imperial College, London in 1982 he has been well known for his work on a range of wildlife disease problems including chlamydia in koalas, chytridiomycosis in frogs, Hendra virus in fruit bats, and DFTD.