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Professor Paul Kaye

Professor of Immunology

University of York

Hull York Medical School


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Paul Kaye is Professor of Immunology at the Hull York Medical School, University of York. He trained in zoology (BSc) and immunology (PhD) and has worked for over 30 years on the immunology and immunopathology of the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis. He is internationally recognised for his research on macrophages and dendritic cells, and on lymphoid tissue remodelling and granulomatous inflammation during chronic infection.

Paul is a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator and an elected Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences. He was awarded FRCPath by publication in 2004 and has published over 150 research articles and reviews.  Paul has extensive links with leishmaniasis-endemic countries, with clinical research projects that span early phase vaccine trials to the application of multi-omics based molecular pathology to understand disease pathogenesis and treatment response. Paul is currently Chair of the MRC Infections and Immunity Board. 

Paul is UK-CIC Theme 3 Lead: "How does the immune system respond to SARS-CoV-2 on a molecular and cellular level and what happens when the immune system overreacts?"