Autoantibodies and Autoimmunity: Molecular Mechanisms in Health and Disease

Autoantibodies and Autoimmunity: Molecular Mechanisms in Health and Disease

Editor(s): K. Michael Pollard

Print ISBN: 9783527311415

Online ISBN: 9783527607853

DOI: 10.1002/3527607854

Author Biography

About the Author

Kenneth Michael Pollard is Associate Professor at the W.M. Keck Autoimmune Disease Center, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, California, USA. He gained his doctorate from the University of Sydney, Australia, and worked at the Sutton Rheumatism Research Laboratory, St. Leonards, Australia before joining The Scripps. Among others, he is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the Australian Society of Immunology, the RNA Society, the American Association of Immunologists, and the Society of Toxicology. A frequent invited speaker at international conferences, Professor Pollard has also been on six NIH Advisory Committees. Alongside being a reviewer for 13 journals, he has over 50 publications to his name.
K. Michael Pollard obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia. The majority of his career has been spent at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, USA where he has been a faculty member since 1992. His publications include over 40 research articles as well as a number of book chapters and reviews. His major research interests include mechanisms involved in the initiation of autoimmunity and how the interplay between genetics and environment influences the expression of systemic autoimmune diseases. He and his wife Miranda, a veterinarian, share their lives with three Standard Poodles, and four cats named after famous Irishmen.