New CEO of British Society for Immunology
As of 3 September, Doug Brown has been settling in at the British Society for Immunology as its new Chief Executive.
Up to September, Doug was the Chief Policy and Research Officer at the Alzheimer’s Society. He was one of a trio advising the CEO of this UK charity which not only funds research into dementia but also supports sufferers and their families. As a charity with a £100 million annual turnover with 2,500 staff and 10,000 volunteers he provides leadership, direction and financial management to the charity and led a number of high profile initiatives across research and policy including the establishment of the new £300m UK Dementia Research Institute.
Doug's background is firmly rooted in immunology. He gained a PhD in HIV research from the University of Cambridge and went on to a postdoctoral position with Jean Langhorn at the Francis Crick Institute, then NIMR, in Mill Hill, London. There he worked on malaria and stem cells and published in top journals.
For further information about the British Society for Immunology and the original announcement, please visit the BSI website