Richard Aspinall received his B.S. degree in microbiology from the Bristol University, and his Ph.D. degree on the development of the immune system from Birmingham University. On completion, he taught anatomy for a year and then moved to Oxford University. From there, he moved to the position of Senior Scientific Officer at the Institute of Animal Physiology in Cambridge, where he worked on immunological tolerance. While there, he was asked to help starting a biotechnology company which he joined and stayed for four years. Aspinall then returned to academia in the mid 1990’s and is working now at the Faculty of Medicine at the Imperial College London, where he works on a therapeutic approach to age-associated immune deficiencies. Moreover, he is a Member of the British Society for Immunology, the British Transplantation Society, the British Society for Research on Ageing, and serves presently as a Member of the MRC College of Experts. In addition, he has been on the editorial boards of the Mechanisms of Ageing and Development and the Biogerontology journals, is a Section Editor on the Immunity and Ageing, and until recently he is the Chairman of the British Society for Research on Ageing.
Biography Updated on 22 January 2009