About Professor David I Cook

Our main research interest is on the regulation of ion transport in epithelium such as the kidney, lung, gut and exocrine glands and ion transport aberration in these tissues caused by cystic fibrosis, hypertension or infection of parasites.

Professor David I Cook is a leading epithelial transport physiologist who has extensive research track record in investigating cellular mechanisms that regulate of ion channels in the kidney, gut, lung and exocrine glands during normal and disease stages.

David Cook is a professor of Cellular Physiology at the University of Sydney. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1982 and become an academic in the Department of Physiology in 1985. He has received several prestigious awards including The Gottschalk Medal of Australian Academy of Sciences (1995), special election to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (1999) and APPS/British Physiological Society Visiting Lectureship (1999). In 2004, he was elected to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Sciences. Internationally, he served as the deputy chairman of the Gastrointestinal Commission of the International Union of Physiological Science (IUPS) from 1993-1998, Chair of the Epithelial Commission of the IUP from 1998-2004 and currently Chair of the Genomics Commission of the IUPS. He was a member of the international programming committee of 2001 IUPS Congress and is currently a member of the international programming committee for the 2009 IUPS Congress. He has been on the editorial boards of Physiological Reviews, Pflügers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology and currently in the editorial board of Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry. He has been a member of the Expert Advisory Committee on Biological Sciences and Biotechnology of the Australian Research Council (2002-2004) and is a member of Faculty of 1000 (2005-). He is currently an Associate Dean (Finance) of the Faculty of Medicine.

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Professor Cook's publicatons, please visit his Sydney Medical School profile page.