Research Interests: Medical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology
David Ravine is Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Western Australia, having returned to Australia from the UK where he was director of the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory within the Medical Genetics Service for Wales. After graduating from the medical school at UWA, David moved to The Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne for postgraduate training in clinical genetics and research (supported by an NHMRC Postgraduate Medical Scholarship). He then transferred to the UK to gain additional clinical and research experience at the Institute of Medical Genetics Service within the University of Wales College of Medicine. Significant earlier research achievements included defining the natural history and phenotype-genotype correlations of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (in both Melbourne and the UK), and an active contribution to the multicentre collaborative effort that found mutations in a major gene responsible for tuberous sclerosis.