Raine Priming Grants 2015


The Raine Medical Research Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded seven Priming Grants for the two-year period 2015-2016, with a funding allocation of $950,000. Overall, the Raine Foundation has committed in excess of $1.3m to research funding for 2015.

The Research Committee again acknowledged the excellent work being conducted in Western Australia, and extends best wishes to all candidates for the ongoing success of their research.

Congratulations go to the successful 2015 recipients:

Holly-Clifford_check-raine-eventDr Holly Clifford

Raine Foundation / Alan Robson Fellow / Telethon Kids Institute

Project: Environmental dust and the lung: impact in remote Aboriginal Australian communities


Anja_StirnweissDr Anja Stirnweiss

Telethon Kids Institute

Project: Protein signalling networks in NUT Midline Carcinoma (NMC)


benmullinDr Benjamin Mullin

School of Medicine and Pharmacology, UWA

Project: Role of genetic copy number variation in osteoporosis



Coral-ann-AlmeidaDr Coral-Ann Almeida

School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UWA

Project: Stimulation of HIV-specific cytolytic effector function using allogeneic cell immunotherapy


Bree-Foley_check-raine-annual-awards-ceromonyDr Bree Foley

Telethon Kids Institute

Project: Enhancing NK cell mediated anti-tumour responses



Dr-Andrea-KhongDr Andrea Khong

School of Medicine and Pharmacology, UWA

Project: Exploiting the synergistic potential of chemo- and immunotherapy to treat melanoma



Dr-Sally-LansleyDr Sally Lansley

Centre for Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory, UWA / Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Project: The effect of Fibroblast Growth Factor 9 on anti-tumour immunity in malignant mesothelioma