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Congratulations to new Fellows

Both the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society have announced their lists of new Fellows for 2018. Congratulations to the following BSI members on being elected as Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the discipline.

Academy of Medical Sciences

Giovanna Lombardi, Professor of Human Transplant Immunology at King's College London.  Her work examines the mechanisms that lead to the induction of tolerance in the context of transplantation to then translate our findings for immunotherapy.

Richard Maizels, Professor of Parasitology at the University of Glasgow. His work examines the interactions between parasites and the host immune system at the molecular and cellular level, in particular focusing on how multicellular parasites, such as helminths, can modulate the host immune system to promote their own survival. 

Lalita Ramakrishnan, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Disease and Head of Molecular Immunity Unit in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge.  Her research involves studying the pathogenesis of tuberculosis and what causes differences in susceptibility to this disease between individuals. To do this, her lab have developed a zebrafish model of tuberculosis, which allows them to examine the fundamental mechanisms behind host resistance and susceptibility to this disease.  

You can find out more information about the 2018 intake of Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows on their website

Royal Society

Vincenzo Cerundolo, Director of the MRC Immunology Unit at the University of Oxford.  He is well known for his ground-breaking work on the processing and presentation of peptides and lipids to T cells.  His lab's research looks to increase our understanding of the cellular communication mechanisms employed in the expansion and activation of tumour-specific T cell populations, with the aim of using this knowledge to improve treatments for cancer patients.

Lalita Ramakrishnan, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Disease and Head of Molecular Immunity Unit in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge.  Her research involves studying the pathogenesis of tuberculosis and what causes differences in susceptibility to this disease between individuals. To do this, her lab have developed a zebrafish model of tuberculosis, which allows them to examine the fundamental mechanisms behind host resistance and susceptibility to this disease.  

You can read more about the 2018 intake of Royal Society Fellows on their website

 

 

  

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