Graham Le Gros
Director of Research, Allergic and Parasitic Diseases Programme Leader
Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, New Zealand
Professor Graham Le Gros was appointed Research Director of the Malaghan Institute in 1994, following a three-year Fogarty Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Washington DC, and a five-year scientist position with Ciba-Geigy in Basel, Switzerland.
In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in recognition of his research contributions to the fields of immunology and asthma. In 2010 he was awarded the Wellington Medical Research Foundation Gold Medal and in 2011 he won the Science and Technology category of the Wellingtonian of the Year Awards for his contribution to medical research in Wellington and New Zealand.
In 2014 Prof Le Gros was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and in June 2014 he was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
In 2016 he received the Sir Geoffrey Peren Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award 2016 by Massay University Floreat Scientia.
In 2017 Prof Le Gros has been named a Paul Harris Fellow by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.
Prof Le Gros is Chief Executive of the Malaghan Institute. He works closely with the trust board in their governance of the institute’s activities. He leads an active biomedical research programme in allergic and parasitic diseases.