I studied at Cambridge for both my undergraduate (B.A., Natural Sciences) and postgraduate (Ph.D., Immunology) degrees. After spending 4.5 years at Stanford University in California, I returned to Cambridge as a Lecturer in the Department of Pathology in 1986, where I still work. For more than 20 years, my main research interests have been in lymphocyte function, with a particular emphasis on the role of alternative mRNA splicing as a means of regulation. I am actively engaged in teaching to both medical/veterinary undergraduates and bioscience undergraduates and postgraduates. I have also managed a core technical facility in flow cytometry since 2000.
As might be expected, having been a UTO for nearly 29 years, I have served on many Faculty and University committees. I have a wide interest in the Council’s work. In addition to resource management and planning, which are my main sub-committee areas, I have both interest and experience in governance and education.