Organization Leadership of the IACFS/ME Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, PhD

Board Member

 

Dr. Marshall-Gradisnik is a Professor in Immunology and Director of the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases, Griffith University, Australia.  Her research has been awarded national awards - Young Australian Investigator of the Year for Biomedical Research and Queensland Science Rising Star Award for CFS Research- as well as international research awards for best research papers.   Professor Marshall-Gradisnik has published over 78 research articles, where her research and her team have shown significant evidence for immunological and genetic changes in CFS/ME.  These discoveries have led to novel findings and enabled her to secure large competitive CFS/ME research grants.  She has established the first Australian CFS/ME research/medical clinic at Griffith University; developed in conjunction with Queensland Health and CFS public health programs, epidemiology and clinical support for patients/carers in the context of Gold Cost University Hospital, Griffith University.

Since 2009 she regularly speaks at CFS State Support Groups to provide information in relation to current CFS research initiatives and clinical trials. More recently Professor Marshall-Gradisnik established a mobile CFS research clinic to ensure the most severely affected CFS patients are able to have medical attention as well as participate in research.