Karen Mackenzie

Position: Clinical Research Fellow

Born & Raised: Scotland

Education & previous employment: I have a PhD in Immunology from The University of Edinburgh (supervisors Prof Jürgen Schwarze and Prof Steve Anderton) and a background in clinical paediatrics.

Project Focus/ Scientific interests: Understanding how inflammation occurs in the inherited paediatric brain disorder Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome. My major interest lies in understanding why immune tolerance is impaired in allergic and autoimmune diseases. Such knowledge is vital for the development of new treatments.

Outside interests: Travel, eating, rugby

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