Professor Doreen Cantrell

Professor of Cellular Immunology, Wellcome Trust Principal, Research Fellow and Vice Principal and Head of College

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Professor Doreen Cantrell is Head of the College of Life Sciences, Vice Principal of the University of Dundee and a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow.  She is known internationally for her ground-breaking work on the biological mechanisms controlling T lymphocyte development and activation, which are key to the comprehension and manipulation of immune responses.

Over the years, Doreen has published over 150 research papers as well as managing to balance her career with being a wife and mother-of-three. She was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Years Honours list in recognition of her services to Life Sciences.

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