Andrew Devitt heads the Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research Group, School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University and he chairs the BBSRC research committee A.
He studied Microbiology at The University of Manchester and undertook his PhD research at The University of Birmingham (1995). Research throughout his career has focused on the innate immune system and its role in protection against microbial challenge and in mediating removal of dying (apoptotic) cells. His postdoctoral research at Nottingham University and The MRC Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh preceded his current academic position at Aston University.
Prof Devitt’s research group is now focused on structure-function analyses of vesicles to define the mechanisms by which vesicles interact with the innate immune system and how these might contribute to health and disease. Research in the Devitt laboratory is funded currently by the BBSRC and the NC3R.