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Garry Michael Walsh

Garry Michael Walsh

Reader
Section of Immunology & Infection
University of Aberdeen
UK

Biography

Following a 5-year career as a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer in histocompatability testing at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School London, I moved into academic research with Professor Barry Kay at the Brompton Hospital, London. This was followed by a year spent as a visiting Fellow at the Allergy Division, National Children's Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. I then returned to London and completed my PhD at the National Heart & Lung Institute, University of London, Brompton Hospital. A postdoctoral position with Colin Sanderson at the University of Oxford was followed by a move in 1992 to the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Leicester Medical School as a senior research fellow/honorary lecturer and later honorary senior lecturer. I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship in 1995 and joined the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen as a Senior Lecturer in 1997 being appointed Reader in 2004. Visiting Professor of Immunity and Inflammation, Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin. My research career in asthma and Allergy spans some 25 years and has resulted in the publication of over 150 papers, editorials and review articles in major international scientific and medical journals.

Research

My major interests involve elucidation of the molecular mechanisms controlling the initiation and resolution of the inflammatory processes underlying asthmatic and allergic disease, with an emphasis on the role played by the cells of the bronchial epithelium and eosinophils together with expertise in the anti-inflammatory properties and potential side-effects of antihistamines.