Andy Gennery | Trustee

Andy is a Professor in Paediatric Immunology and Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation at Newcastle University and an Honorary Consultant Paediatric Immunologist at the Great North Children’s Hospital for 20 years. He spent a year of post-doctoral studies in the Necker Hospital in Paris and was involved in the discovery of Cytidine Deaminase, one of the first genes to be discovered that is involved in class switch recombination and somatic hypermutation. Andy’s research interests include long-term outcomes of transplantation for primary immunodeficiency and in particular Chronic Granulomatous Disease, DNA repair disorders and their appropriate treatment and Di George Syndrome.

More recently, he adapted new methods of T cell depletion for patients with primary immunodeficiency, and established extracorporeal photopheresis for the treatment of children with graft versus host disease. Andy has been at the forefront of clinical developments and research on the unit and has been a Trustee of the Bubble Foundation for 20 years.