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Vale Dr Jared Purton

Monash graduate Dr Jared Purton, an accomplished immunologist and fundraiser for prostate cancer research, has tragically lost his life in a motor vehicle accident in the United States on 13 December.

Dr Purton, 33, won a commendation in the Victorian Premier's Award for health and medical research in 2002, and studied at Monash under the supervision of Professor Richard Boyd. He moved to the US the following year, and was working at the Scripps Institute in San Diego where his talent as a scientist and fundraiser was recognised by his colleagues.

A memorial service for Dr Purton was held in California last week, and we extend our condolences to his parents Chris and Alan Purton, and to his family, friends and colleagues.

Dr Jared Purton

Dr Jared Purton