Sunday, July 01, 2007

Thirty Years Ago Today

Middx Hosp

Hard to believe but it's 30 years ago today that I nervously left Plymouth in a battered Citroen 2CV to start my postdoctoral fellowship at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London (now UCL School of Medicine).

My new home was to be the Department of Immunology which was then chaired by the formidable Ivan Roitt whose claims to fame were the discovery of thyroid autoimmunity and the naming of T and B cells. The five years I spent under him were exciting, turbulent, sometimes difficult, but overall highly productive and I learned a great deal. Better still I made firm friendships that endure to this day.

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