Professor James MCCAW

Coordinator of Masters Computational Biology / Professor

School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Room: 303 OGS
  • Building: Peter Hall Building
  • Campus: Parkville Campus

Research Groups

Recent Publications

  • Z. Wang, L. Zhu, T. Nguyen, Yanmin Wan, Sneha Sant, Sergio M QuiƱones-Parra, Jeremy Chase Crawford, Auda A Eltahla, Simone Rizzetto, Rowena A Bull, Chenli Qiu, Marios Koutsakos, E Bridie Clemens, Liyen Loh, Tianyue Chen, L. Liu, P. Cao, Yanqin Ren, Lukasz Kedzierski, Tom Kotsimbos, J. McCaw, Nicole L La Gruta, Stephen J Turner, Allen C Cheng, Fabio Luciani, X. Zhang, Peter C Doherty, Paul G Thomas, J. Xu, Katherine Kedzierska. Clonally diverse CD38+HLA-DR+CD8+T cells persist during fatal H7N9 disease.. Nat Commun, 9, 824 (12pp), 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03243-7.

  • P. Cao, Nectarios Klonis, Sophie Zaloumis, Con Dogovski, Stanley C Xie, Sompob Saralamba, Lisa J White, Freya JI Fowkes, Leann Tilley, Julie A Simpson, J. McCaw. A Dynamic Stress Model Explains the Delayed Drug Effect in Artemisinin Treatment of Plasmodium falciparum. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 61, AAC.00618-17 (16pp), 2017. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00618-17.

  • P. Cao, J. McCaw. The Mechanisms for Within-Host Influenza Virus Control Affect Model-Based Assessment and Prediction of Antiviral Treatment. Viruses-Basel, 9, 197 (20pp), 2017. doi: 10.3390/v9080197.

  • P. Cao, Nectarios Klonis, Sophie Zaloumis, David S Khoury, Deborah Cromer, Miles P Davenport, Leann Tilley, Julie A Simpson, J. McCaw. A mechanistic model quantifies artemisinin-induced parasite growth retardation in blood-stage Plasmodium falciparum infection. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 430, 117-127, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.07.017.

  • DC Pearce, J. McCaw, J McVernon, JD Mathews. Influenza as a trigger for cardiovascular disease: An investigation of serotype, subtype and geographic location. Environmental Research, 156, 688-696, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.04.024.

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Current Postgraduate Supervision

Name Thesis title
Tiffany (Ngo Nam) LEUNG "Dynamical properties of disease transmission models with seasonal forcing, immune boosting and vaccination"
Michael LYDEAMORE "Investigating the spread of Group A Strepococcus disease using multi-strain bacterial population dynamics models."
Alexander ZAREBSKI "Influenza modelling with applications in forecasting."

Current MSc Students

Name Project title
Dacong LIN
Vincent PANG

Past MSc Students

Name Project title
Wing Yu LAM


  • Computational Biology major coordinator


  • Postgraduate Programs Committee
  • UGS Committee