Roy Sundick was born in Brooklyn, NY, USA, in 1944. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in immunology and microbiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, in 1969 and 1972, respectively. There he spent 2 years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute for Experimental Pathology at the University of Vienna, Austria. During that time he worked with Dr. Georg Wick studying an avian model of human autoimmune thyroiditis. In 1974, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology of Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich, USA, continuing his studies on autoimmune thyroiditis. In the 1980-1981 school year, he had a sabbatical at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He was promoted to Professor at WSU in 1991. In the late 1990s, he switched research direction and focused on the cloning and characterization of cytokine and chemokine genes in chickens and rainbow trout. His current studies focus on the use of cytokine genes as vaccine adjuvants for viral vaccines in humans and chickens.
Biography Updated on 30 March 2011