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Dr. Stuart Turvey

Head of Host Defense, CUPIC

Co-Director, Immunity in Health & Disease Research Cluster

Clinical Scientist, CFRI
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious and Immunological Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

Dr. Stuart Turvey joined the UBC Department of Pediatrics as a clinician-scientist in July 2004. Prior to coming to Vancouver, Stuart completed both his Pediatric Residency and Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Stuart holds a medical degree (MB BS) from the University of Sydney, Australia and a doctorate (DPhil) in Immunology from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Dr. Turvey is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Turvey provides clinical care in the specialties of Clinical Immunology, while his research program focuses on pediatric infectious and inflammatory diseases -- major causes of death and illness of children in Canada and throughout the world. Specifically, Dr. Turvey is interested in the role of innate immunity and Toll-like receptor signaling in protecting infants and young children from infectious agents, and how abnormalities of the innate immune system contribute to inflammatory diseases of childhood.


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