Elected: 2015
Discipline: Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences
Professor David Gray FRSE

Head of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh.

Professor David Gray came to the University of Edinburgh in 1999, after periods working in London (Imperial College) and Switzerland (Basel Institute for Immunology), following a PhD in Birmingham (1986). He has a longstanding interest in the interactions between B and T lymphocytes that lead to adaptive immunity. His research focuses on how this cellular interaction programmes immune memory in the helper T cell compartment, a process that underlies protective immunity and successful vaccination. David is a past-President of the British Society for Immunology, and now a lifetime honorary member. He currently leads the School of Biological Sciences in the University of Edinburgh.