Professor of Paediatric Immunology
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UK
Adrian Thrasher is Professor of Paediatric Immunology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOSICH), and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Immunologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. He is the Programme Head of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at UCL GOSICH and has a long standing research and clinical interest in development and application of gene therapy. He is Director of the Clinical Gene Therapy Programme, and Theme Leader of the Gene Stem and Cellular Therapies theme of the Biomedical Research Centre, at UCL GOSICH/GOSH. Adrian is PI on several clinical trials for immunodeficiency and is Director of the clinical gene therapy GMP facility, managing a team of trial coordinators, clinical scientists, and quality systems personnel. His clinical interests are the diagnosis and treatment of patients with primary immunodeficiency. His specialist interests are in the Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS), disorders of innate immunity, and Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome. His team at UCL GOSICH/GOSH are conducting trials of somatic gene therapy for various forms of PID including SCID-X1, CGD, ADA-SCID, and WAS. Research interests include the pathophysiology of primary immunodeficiency syndromes especially WAS, the actin cytoskeleton in haematopoietic cells, the development of somatic gene therapy, and thymus transplantation.