James Murphy (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne)
James Murphy is Associate Professor and the head of the Inflammation Division at the WEHI (formerly known as The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) in Melbourne and is closely associated with The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. James’ lab studies the protein-protein interactions that underpin signal transduction. Much of his work is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which protein kinases and their relatives, pseudokinases, regulate cell signaling. Their work on the pseudokinase, MLKL, provided a template for developing a detailed understanding of how the remaining ~50 uncharacterized pseudokinases modulate cell signaling.