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Dr. Adam Balic

Roslin Research Fellow

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Biography

Dr Balic received degree in microbiology from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He followed this with a PhD in Veterinary science from the University of Melbourne, Australia, studying the immunobiology of gastrointestinal nematode infections in sheep. He joined Prof. Rick Maizels’ lab at the University of Edinburgh, where he was involved in dissecting how the gastrointestinal nematode Nippostrongylus brasiliensis drives Th2 responses in mice, via the dendritic cell population. Dr Balic then joined the Roslin Institute as a research fellow, where he has produced several lines of transgenic chickens for immunological studies in chickens. Dr Balic has recently been appointed as a career track fellow at the Roslin Institute.

Current Research Interests

  • Defining the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underpin lymphoid organ development in chickens.
  • Developing and exploiting novel gene transfer and editing technologies in order to visualise and manipulate specific chicken immune cell populations.

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