Richard Cornall FMedSci FRCP
I am from the western part of the Isle of Wight. I studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, where I read medicine and biochemistry, and then to Balliol College, Oxford, where I was a clinical student. After qualifying I worked in various hospitals in London before returning to the University of Oxford to be a graduate student of John Todd, studying complex genetic disorders. My D.Phil. thesis in 1992 was on the genetics of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. After working at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, I went to Chris Goodnow's lab at Stanford University to study immunology. After Stanford, I returned to Oxford to complete clinical training in renal medicine, and in 2000 was made a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow and Honorary Consultant. My scientific interests are in the physiological basis of immune regulation and autoimmunity, B cells, the treatment of autoimmune diseases and the use of genetics to identify new pathways involved in immunity. I became a Professor of Immunology in 2006. I am a Fellow of Corpus Christi College. I was Deputy Head of the Medical School and Medical Sciences Division of the University from 2015-17, and I am Deputy Head of the MRC Human Immunology Unit.