Professor Rick Maizels is at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology in the University of Glasgow's School of Infection and Immunity. He is an immunologist interested in fundamental questions of how parasites suppress the mammalian immune system, primarily for their own survival but in so doing, also dampen inflammatory disorders, particularly allergy and IBD. His work aims to discover novel immunomodulators from parasites that may be useful in suppressing inflammation and disease, and to develop new vaccine strategies that can lead to clearance of these very prevalent parasites. Rick moved to the University of Glasgow in 2016; until 2015 he held the Chair of Zoology at the University of Edinburgh, and was previously Professor of Parasite Immunology at Imperial College London. Prior to this, he held positions at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, as well as UCLA and California Institute of Technology. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2002, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2018.
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