Professor Judi Allen elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society
The Becker’s Immuno-matrix Branch Lead Professor Judi Allen has been elected as a Fellow of the highly prestigious Royal Society.
Judi joins eighty researchers, innovators and communicators from around the world who have been elected as the newest Fellows of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences and the oldest science academy in continuous existence.
Sir Adrian Smith, President of the Royal Society said: “I am delighted to welcome our newest cohort of Fellows. These individuals have pushed forward the boundaries of their respective fields and had a beneficial influence on the world beyond.
Judi is an infectious disease immunologist with a particular interest in type 2 immunity, the protective response mounted to infection with helminths. Integrating models of tissue damage and helminth infection, her work has helped reveal that type 2 immunity acts not only to limit helminth infection but is important in the repair of damaged tissue and regulation of the extra-cellular matrix. With a major focus on macrophages, her lab continues to reveal unique macrophage functions in the context of helminth infection, allergy, and fibrosis.
In addition to prestigious funding awards from the Medical Research Council UK and the Wellcome Trust, Judi is a member of EMBO and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Academy of Medical Sciences. She is also an honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh