Daniel Fernandez-Ruiz received a Bachelor in Biology and Biochemistry by the University of Oviedo, Spain, and obtained his PhD from the University of Bonn, Germany, in 2008. He then took up a postdoctoral position on malaria immunology in Bill Heath’s lab, where he is currently based. His research explores malaria immunity, particularly focusing on T cell memory and vaccination. His work led to the generation of two T cell receptor-transgenic mouse lines specific for malaria parasite antigens (termed PbT-I and PbT-II) that are valuable tools for the detailed analysis of T cell function during Plasmodium infection. Also, he pioneered the study of liver-resident memory T cells in malaria, their potential for protection and their generation through novel vaccination strategies.
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