Associate Professor Simon Jiang

BMed MMed(Hons) FRACP PhD
Nephrologist & Group Leader
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Humoural Immunology And Immunochemistry 110705
  • Autoimmunity 110703
  • Rheumatology And Arthritis 110322
  • Nephrology And Urology 110312
  • Immunogenetics (Incl. Genetic Immunology) 110706
  • Medical Genetics (Excl. Cancer Genetics) 110311


Simon completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Newcastle and specialist training in Nephrology at The Canberra and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. He received his Masters in Medicine(Hons) from the University of Sydney and his PhD at the ANU as an NHMRC/RACP scholar investigating the role of genetic variation in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Simon’s laboratory investigates the genetic and molecular mechanisms of systemic autoimmunity and kidney disease. He leads a national translational personalised medicine program centred at The Canberra Hospital and ANU which investigates complex autoimmunity by identifying potential pathogenic gene variants and demonstrating the molecular and immune consequence of these variants. In collaboration with the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics, he also uses this personalised medicine approach to investigate the unique genetic basis of kidney disease in Indigenous Australians.



Current student projects

Role of IRF7 variation in autoimmunity and immunodeficiency

Genetic variation and risk of kidney disease in the Tiwi Islanders

Artificial intelligence in unbiased diagnosis and prognosis of glomerulonephritis

Predicting outcomes of glomerulonephritis and chronic kidney disease

Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  15 April 2024 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers