Dr Michael Jackson

Senior Lecturer

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (2E:118)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I completed my undergraduate studies at Adelaide University, and a Ph.D in the Dept of Surgery, Flinders University. In 2005 I was appointed as Director of Research, Functional Autoantibodies, in the Dept of Immunology, Flinders University. I am currently coordinator of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/MD Double Degree, and teach Immunology topics within the Bachelor of Medical Science and MD programs at Flinders University. I also supervise a research team investigating various aspects of autoimmune diseases, including Type 1 Diabetes, Narcolepsy and Sjogren's syndrome.

Key responsibilities

Course coordinator for Bachelor of Clinical Sciences
Topic coordinator for MMED 2935, MDSC 3102
Senior Lecturer - MMED 2935, MMED 3939, MDS 2000, NUTD 3102 and Flinders Graduate Entry Medical Program (GEMP)
PBL case management: GEMP

Chair: Animal Ethics Review Sub-Committee, School of Medicine, Flinders University

Deputy Chair: Animal Welfare Committee, Flinders University

Research expertise
Research interests
Autoimmunity - Including the production and pathogenicity of autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases including Lupus, Type 1 Diabetes and Narcolepsy

Autoimmunity - Novel treatment strategy testing in autoimmune prone animal models of Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and arthritis

Teaching interests
Undergraduate: The teaching of Immunology and Autoimmunity in human health and disease.
Postgraduate: Mentorship and supervision of Honours and Doctoral students and Post-doctoral researchers in the discipline of Immunology and Autoimmunity.
Topic coordinator
MMED2935 Human Immunology and Infectious Disease
MDSC3102 Professional Placement Medical Science
Topic lecturer
NUTD3102 Nutrients role and function
MMED3939 Medical Virology, Immunology and Immunopathogenesis
MMED2935 Human Immunology and Infectious Disease
Supervisory interests
Autoimmune diseases
Clinical immunology/allergy
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Functional autoantibodies in type 1 diabetes (1), Characterisation of anti-ZnT8 responses in type 1 diabetes (1), Stress modification in pancreatic beta cells (1)
Associate supervisor: Neuronal mechanisms underlaying Hirschsprung's Disease (1), Proteomic analysis of serum autoantibodies (1), Microbiology and infectious diseases (1)
Associate supervisor: Proteomic characterisation of autoantibodies in Lupus (1), B Cell apotopes of the 60-kDa Ro/SSA and La/SSB autoantigens (1), Autoantibody-mediated bladder dysfunction in Type 1 Diabetes (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Rhianna Lindop

Chancellors Medal - JUN 2014

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