Professor of Immunobiology, University of Manchester.
Judi Allen is an immunologist investigating the host response to parasite infection. She has particular expertise in the area of type 2 immunity, which is the immune response mammals characteristically make to large multicellular parasites (helminths). Type 2 immunity is also associated with allergy. Her laboratory has had a major focus on elucidating the role of macrophages in the context of type 2 immunity. Prof Allen’s research interests also include the relationship of anti-helminth immunity to wound repair pathways, and understanding the challenges faced by the immune system during co-infection with both micro- and macroparasites. _x000D_
A1 Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences