Professor Judith Allen

Judi Allen obtained her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley following several years in the Biotech Industry. For her postdoc, Judi moved to Imperial College, London where she began work on the immune response to helminths, which has remained the focus of her research career. In 1997, Judi established her own group at the University of Edinburgh with an MRC Senior Fellowship and became Professor of Immunobiology in 2005.  Recently, Judi joined the Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health at the University of Manchester.  Judi is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of Medical Sciences.  She is best known for her work on the biology of macrophages in the context of macroparasite infection and is particularly interested in the relationship of type 2 immunity to wound repair pathways, as well as understanding the conflicting demands on host immunity when challenged with both micro and macroparasites. 

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