James Goding is Emeritus Professor of Experimental Pathology at Monash University. His research interests are Immunology, Biochemistry and Genetics, and have frequently involved the analysis of DNA and protein sequences, which are related via the Genetic Code. He graduated in Medicine in 1971 with the Sophie Davis Gold Medal for the top student in the medical course and the Prince Henry's Prize for the top student in clinical medicine. His PhD studies were with Sir Gustav Nossal at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, followed by postdoctoral studies at Stanford University. In 1985 he was appointed Chairman of Pathology and Immunology at Monash University and was the first Monash undergraduate to return to Monash as full professor. Sabbatical at Harvard University 1991. He was President of the Australian Society for Immunology in 1996-8.