Division of Infection and Immunity


Professor Emma Morris elected to Academy of Medical Sciences

14 May 2020

Division Director, Professor Emma Morris,was one of fifty newly elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS), in recognition of her incredible contribution to medical science.

Front door of Academy of Medical Sciences

AMS Fellows are chosen for their outstanding efforts in the field of biomedical science, including national science engagement and communication programmes, research discoveries and translating scientific advancements into benefits for public healthcare.

Professor Morris’s research programme is focussed on developing novel gene and cell therapies spanning the entire translational pathway from animal models to in vitro experimental immunology to Phase I ‘first time in man’ clinical studies.

These studies involve the testing of genetically modified immune cells and stem cells in patients with haematological malignancies (blood cancers) or inherited immune deficiencies. She has also pioneered the use of allogeneic BMT for adults with immunodeficiency.

Fellows will be formally admitted to the Academy on 25 June 2020.