Professor Gary Entrican in a Principal Research Scientist at the Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow. His principal research interests are immune regulation and cellular immunity in ruminants in relation to infectious diseases. This is with a view to gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and identifying immunological correlates of protection that underpin vaccine design and disease control strategies. His main disease focus in recent years has been ovine enzootic abortion (OEA), caused by the intracellular bacterial pathogen Chlamydia abortus and which affects most sheep-rearing countries worldwide. In the course of his research he has developed many reagents and assays to investigate ruminant cytokine biology, several of which have been commercialised. Professor Entrican is currently the Chair of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) Veterinary Immunology Committee (VIC) and a member of the Steering Committee of the BBSRC UK Veterinary Vaccinology Network.
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