Emeritus Professor Byron Kakulas AO – leading transformative innovation

The Byron Kakulas Medal is awarded in honour of the Perron Institute’s founding Director, Emeritus Professor Byron Kakulas AO.

Byron Kakulas has been an innovator throughout his career as a neuropathologist and medical researcher. His research tackled some of the biggest challenges with findings that fundamentally changed thinking about muscle disease. With this in mind, the award will be made to an individual or small team of innovators who have changed the face of medical research, clinical practice, service delivery or community outreach to improve the health and wellbeing of the Western Australian community. The Medal seeks to celebrate transformative innovation in terms of health outcomes.

The Byron Kakulas Medal

The Byron Kakulas Medal will be awarded annually. The recipient will receive the Medal and a $5,000 cash award during a public event to be held later in the year at which the Medallist will deliver a lecture.

Honorary award to celebrate 40 years of research in 2022

2022 marks 40 years since the Perron Institute’s predecessor, the Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute (ANRI) was established as Western Australia’s first medical research institute. To celebrate 40 years of continuing research on neurological disorders, the Perron Institute announces the launch of a new award, the Byron Kakulas Medal.


Prof Byron Kakulas Perron Institute
Emeritus Professor Byron Kakulas AO, Perron Institute Founder