Professor Eleanor Mackie

Professor, Veterinary Biosciences
The University of Melbourne
ERA 2018 Chair 

Professor Eleanor Mackie is a veterinary graduate who leads the Laboratory for Bone and Muscle Cell Biology in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at The University of Melbourne.

Professor Mackie has undertaken research on basic aspects of musculoskeletal development and pathology in the pharmaceutical industry, hospital-based research institutes and veterinary schools in Switzerland, the United KIngdom and Australia. Her laboratory studies regulation of the behaviour of bone, cartilage and muscle cells during development, regeneration and pathology, with particular emphasis on the roles of extracellular matrix and proteases. Areas of current interest include the role of protease-activated receptors in a variety of contexts such as muscle-bone interactions and periodontal disease, and the role of the hypertrophic chondrocyte in bone growth.

Professor Mackie has contributed to Faculty management at The University Melbourne in a variety of senior roles. Her roles in recent years include Deputy Dean (2012–2013), Associate Dean—Academic Staff (2009–2014) and Associate Dean—Infrastructure (2015–2016). Professor Mackie was a member of the ERA Biological and Biotechnological Sciences Research Evaluation Committee in 2012 and 2015. Professor Mackie is Vice President of the Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand (MBSANZ). 

ERA 2018 REC members