Lord Harris Visiting Fellowships
The Tseu Medical Institute awards prestigious Lord Harris Visiting Fellowships to physicians and medical scientists from worldwide emerging and established centres of excellence to come to Oxford, Harris Manchester College, typically for one academic term to undertake or complete an agreed project of academic work. The Lord Harris Visiting Fellows are part of the medical community with medical students and Fellows at Harris Manchester College. They have dining rights at the College and are able to join the medical students and Fellows who dine together every Tuesday in the College Dining Hall. The college by generous agreement of the Governing Body typically appoints the Fellows as supernumerary fellows of the College, which carries many of the privileges of Fellows of the College. University library access is arranged. We usually invite the Visiting Fellow’s spouse as this encourages the widest range of applicants. The fellowships – because they have travel and infrastructural costs imbedded – are of highest status and are prized by those in receipt of them. We keep a Roll of Honour of those appointed. The fellows benefit from having time and opportunity to continue or complete a body of work.
Past Lord Harris Visiting Fellows have included Professor Nilabh Shastri, Professor Peter Parham and Professor Frances Brodsky:
Professor Nilabh Shastri
Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis
University of California
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
How does the immune system detect and eliminate undesirable pathogens or regrettably, desirable transplants and self-tissues?
Professor Frances Brodsky
Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Departments of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Microbiology and Immunology
include the biochemical and physiological functions of clathrin, including characterization of a second isoform of clathrin that plays a key role in regulation of human glucose metabolism with significance to type 2 diabetes. Collaborative research with the Parham laboratory continues to focus on membrane trafficking aspects of natural killer cell function
Professor Peter Parham
Professor, Structural Biology
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Population biology and genetics of the human immune system and its application to improving hematopietic cell transplantation as therapy for leukemia.