Thomas Platts-Mills


Thomas Platts-Mills

Thomas A.E. Platts-Mills, MD, PhD, served as President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) from March 2006 to March 2007. He is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at the University of Virginia and has been head of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology since 1982.

Dr. Platts-Mills went to Balliol College Oxford and St. Thomas 's Hospital Medical School, completing his fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1971.

Since 1974, Dr. Platts-Mills has been active in research on allergic disease and has published more than 300 papers. His research includes the first purification and publication of a dust mite allergen, the development of immunoassays for dust mite allergens, and the establishment that it is mite fecal particles which are inhaled. Dr. Platts-Mills has researched the immune response to a range of allergens including those from pollens, dust mites, the fungus Trichophyton, and domestic cats.

External links

* [http://www.aaaai.org/media/news_releases/2006/03/031606d.stm AAAAI announcement]
* [http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/cic/faculty.cfm?uva_id=tap2z&hideintro=1 Bio] - University of Virginia


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