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Professor Ivan Morrison is a group leader at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh having stepped down in 2012 as the Head of the Institute's Infection and Immunity Division. He obtained his BVMS and PhD at the University of Glasgow before taking employment at the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) in Nairobi.

In 1990 Professor Morrison became the Head of the Division of Immunology and Pathology at the Institute for Animal Health then in 2002 he became Professor of Immunology at the R(D)SVS. In 1990 he received the Pfizer Award for outstanding contribution to understanding bovine diseases and he has also received The Wellcome Trust Medal for Veterinary Research (1991), American Association of Veterinary Immunologists Award (1997), Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1997) and the Royal Agricultural Society of England, Bledisloe Veterinary Award (2001).

Professor Morrison currently studies the mechanisms of T cell-mediated immunity against intracellular pathogens of ruminants and how dysregulation of such responses can result in enhanced pathology.