Professor Walter Thomas, Acting Director of the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
|Professor Walter Thomas|
Phone: + 61 (7) 3443 7017
Fax: + 61 (7) 3443 6966
Office: Acting Director, UQ Diamantina Institute
Post: Level 7,
Translational Research Institute Pty Ltd
37 Kent Street
Tel: +61 (7) 3443 7019
Areas of Responsibility:
Walter (Wally) Thomas is the Acting Director of the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, on secondment from his position as the Head of the UQ School of Biomedical Sciences. The Diamantina Institute, based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, is made up of over 200 researchers, clinical researchers, students and support staff.
Professor Thomas’ current research interests include the human cardiovascular system, and in particular the renin–angiotensin system and structure–function signalling in G protein-coupled receptors with specific interest in the link to growth factor receptors and cellular growth.
After receiving his PhD from the University of Queensland, Professor Thomas undertook postdoctoral research in the United States and Melbourne, Australia, supported by Fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. He relocated to Brisbane in 2008 to take up a position as Professor of General Physiology and became Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences in 2009. He also holds an Affiliate Professor position with the Queensland Brain Institute.