Dale is current President of the Australasian Society for Immunology, a society with over 1,000 members.
He also serves as Imaging CoE Mentorship Officer responsible for the development of mentoring and training programs for Centre students.
Holding a PhD in immunology from Monash University, Dale has worked in the field of T cell biology for over 25 years with a focus on T cell development and innate- like T cell biology. Specifically, he has made progress in understanding the roles and functions of two innate T cell subgroups – Natural Killer T (NKT) cells and Mucosal Associated Invariant T (MAIT) cells.
Working together with Centre colleague, Jamie Rossjohn, Prof. James McCluskey at the University of Melbourne and a number of high profile international collaborators, Dale and his group aim to identify and study all the different types of innate T cells, which form between 5% – 20% of the body’s overall T cell population.
Dale was awarded the Woodward Medal at The University of Melbourne in 2013 in recognition of his research excellence.