James McCarthy-Achievements

James McCarthy-Achievements

Selected achievements

  • Development of Induced Blood Stage Malaria model that has become the default clinical trial system for testing antimalarial drugs

  • Improvement of this system to undertake experimental human malaria infection with Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium malariae, artemisinin-resistant parasites and genetically modified parasites

  • First-in-human clinical trial studies of three new antimalarial drugs that have since gone on to Phase II testing

Selected awards 

International Fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Sornchai Looareesuwan Medal for significant achievements in malaria research

Selected grants and funding

2018-22    $19,800,000 NHMRC Program Grant 1132975

                 Tropical diseases: Translating discoveries into better health

2018-22    $412,419 NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship 1135955

                 Translational Studies in Malaria

2017-22    $2,470,291.30 NHMRC CRE Grant 1134989

                 Centre for Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination

2014-18    $9,175,319 (USD) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

                 Support of Clinical Trial Infrastructure

2017        €1,308,177 Wellcome Trust Translation Fund Award

                An innovative antimalarial treatment – Proof of Efficacy in Malaria

                Human Challenge Model

Service to the community

NHMRC Assigners Panel 2018

Editorial Board International Journal of Parasitology