Malcolm McCrae?s first degree in molecular biology was from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, and this was followed by a Ph.D. degree in virology from the University of Glasgow. Following his Ph.D. work on Vaccinia virus, he secured a long-term fellowship from the European Molecular Biology Organisation to undertake postdoctoral studies on mammalian reoviruses at the laboratory of W.K. Joklik at the Duke University in Durham, NC, USA. He returned to a lectureship in virology at the Department of Biological Sciences, the University of Warwick, and, with the exception of a six-year secondment whilst holding a competitively awarded Lister Institute Research Fellowship, he has remained on its staff. He also holds a visiting professorship at the Medical School of Beijing University. Professor McCrae has had a long-standing research interest in the molecular biology of viruses, and his research group has published extensively on double-stranded-RNA-containing viruses, particularly rotaviruses.
Biography Updated on 9 November 2011