Elected: 2011
Discipline: Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences
Professor Christopher Arthur Hunter CorrFRSE

Professor of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Christopher Hunter has been working on various aspects of basic parasitology since 1984, and for the last 25 years there has been a focus on understanding how the immune response to ‘Toxoplasma gondii’ is regulated to allow the development of protective immunity, as well as to limit T cell-mediated pathology. Having trained at the University of Glasgow, he has made a number of seminal contributions to our understanding of the neuropathogenesis of African Sleeping Sickness and toxoplasmic encephalitis.