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Malcolm S. Duthie, PhD|
Malcolm Duthie is a Senior Scientist at IDRI. Malcolm's main research interest lies in determining and examining the host/pathogen interactions that initiate and control immune responses, how these interactions can be beneficially manipulated, and ultimately, their practical application within disease control programs.
Malcolm received his training through a BSc (Hons) Immunology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and a PhD in Medical Microbiology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He then conducted postdoctoral work at the University of Washington, where he examined protective and pathologic immune responses during experimental T. cruzi infection. He now works with an extensive network of collaborators in several countries to identify vaccine candidates and develop new diagnostic tools to improve the control of leprosy and leishmaniasis.
Malcolm is currently a Visiting Professor to the CAPES-Fiocruz/CDTS long-term collaboration program in Brazil and a Foreign Expert Consultant to Center for Major Infectious Disease, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. Malcolm serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Infection and Immunity (2012-14) and is a member of the American Association of Immunologists, American Society for Microbiology and American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and British Society for Immunology.