Senior Vice-President of University of Surrey selected as Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation for work on infectious diseases
Professor Vince Emery, Senior Vice-President (Global Strategy and Engagement) and Professor of Translational Virology at the University of Surrey, has been chosen as a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation (FAST).
The FAST designation recognises American Society of Transplantation members who have demonstrated both an exceptional commitment to the field of transplantation and outstanding service to the American Society of Transplantation.
It has been given to Professor Emery for his contributions in the field of transplantation, in particular for his work on infectious diseases, and particularly herpes virus infections, which cause major infectious complications in solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients.
The work has concentrated on cytomegalovirus infection, where Professor Emery has been a world leader in combining multi-disciplinary approaches to understand the basic biology of the virus in transplant recipients, and then translating this into optimising clinical practice through anti-viral therapy and vaccine development.
Professor Emery said: “It is a great honour to be selected to be a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation and to join a very prestigious group of clinicians and scientists who hold this Fellowship.”
Professor Emery, who was also one of the Associate Editors of the American Journal of Transplantation between 2012-16, joins a group of 162 fellows who have been selected since 2015, when the honour was first introduced. The formal induction will take place at the American Transplant Congress in Chicago in May.