Professor David Small
(03) 6226 7348
0402 682 843
Private Bag:
23, Hobart TAS 7000
Professorial Research Fellow
Senior Member
(03) 6226 2679
Professor Small was born in Hobart, Australia but grew up and was educated in Canada. He received his BSc (Hons) degree in biochemistry from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. He returned to Australia in 1977 to do a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Melbourne. After completing his PhD in 1981, he took up a fellowship from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (New York) and worked for four years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston with Professor Dick Wurtman. He returned to Australia in 1984 to the Flinders University of South Australia and then moved to take up an NHMRC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Melbourne in 1986. He was awarded an NHMRC RD Wright fellowship in 1991 and a NHMRC Research Fellowship in 1993. Professor Small moved to Monash University (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Dept) in 2003 where he became an Associate Professorial Fellow (NHMRC) and then in 2008 moved to take up a position as Professorial Fellow at the Menzies Research Institute.

Professor Small is the author of over 160 internationally refereed research articles on topics ranging from computational neuroscience, nanotechnology and clinical neuroscience. He has been the recipient of 15 NHMRC project and program grants and 7 NHMRC research fellowships. In addition to his appointment as Professorial Fellow in the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, he is also Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University and Deputy Chief Editor of the prestigious Journal of Neurochemistry, the leading international journal in the field of neurochemistry.
Research Interests:
Professor Small's research interests centre on the molecular neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease. In collaboration with Dr Lisa Foa and Dr. Kaylene Young (MRIT) and Profs. Mibel Aguilar and Helena Parkington (Monash University), his team is looking at basic mechanisms of disease causation with a view to the development of novel therapeutic strategies.
* Denotes Menzies Researcher