Geraldine Taylor works as the Head of the Vaccinology Group at the Institute for Animal Health and serves as a Jenner Investigator. She obtained a degree in Medical Microbiology from the University of Liverpool in 1971 and the Ph.D. degree in immunology from the University of London in 1975. Her current research focuses on the immunology and pathogenesis of a number of economically important virus infections of livestock and the development of novel or improved vaccines against these viruses. Her work encompasses bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), which is an important cause of pneumonia in young calves and which is closely related to human RSV, African swine fever virus (ASFV), foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), and bluetongue virus. She is a Member of the Veterinary Advisory Committee for the Horse Race Betting Levy Board, and she is a Scientific Advisor for the International Foundation for Science.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010