An immunologist studies the immune system which protects the human body from infection and disease such as autoimmunity, allergies and cancer. They can work in a laboratory focusing on research or on the diagnosis and management of autoimmune diseases and allergies. A new area of research for immunologists is the contributions of immune responses to the development of metabolic, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s.
Attributes: observant, imaginative, communicator
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Emily Charlton, a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Dr Marie Goepp, a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Jennifer Shelley and a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Ntombizodwa Makuyana who are all immunologists.
- There is also this video of Broc Drury and this video of Emily Charlton who are immunologists in their place of work talking about what they do.
- It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.