Stuart Turvey (Alumni) - University of British Columbia
|Award Type:||Career Development Award|
|Supervisor(s):||Dr. David Speert|
|Project Title:||Innate Immunity, Toll-Like Receptor Signalling and Susceptibility to Pneumococcal Infection|
Dr Stuart Turvey is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia, and a Pediatric Immunologist based at BC Children's Hospital. 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. Stuart joined the UBC Department of Pediatrics as a clinician-scientist in July 2004. He provides clinical care in the specialties of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, 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 interested in the role of innate immunity and Toll-like receptor signalling in protecting infants and young children from infectious agents, and how abnormalities of the innate immune system contribute to inflammatory diseases of childhood.