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Richard Moxon


Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics

Richard Moxon MA, F.Med.Sci, FRS is Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and a Professorial Fellow of Jesus College at the University of Oxford. His paediatric and research training was in the UK (1966-1969) and the USA (1970-1974). He was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Paediatrics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (1974-1984), becoming the Eudowood Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in 1981 before he was elected as Action Research Professor and Chairman of Paediatrics at Oxford University (1984 - 2008) and Head of the Molecular Infectious Diseases Group in the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (1988-2008). He is a Fellow of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007.  His major research interests have been on the pathogenesis and prevention of sepsis and meningitis caused by the bacteria Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis

 

A fellow of Jesus College, he was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998 and as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007.

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