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Dr David Smith

Dr David Smith

Moredun Research Institute
Pentlands Science Park
Bush Loan
Penicuik
Midlothian EH26 0PZ

Biography

David Smith graduated from the University of Glasgow with a veterinary degree in 1971 and joined Moredun later that year to study for a PhD on immunity to a respiratory virus which infects sheep.

In 1975 David turned his attention to studying how sheep become immune to worm infections. More recently he has been successful in the development of a vaccine for Haemonchus contortus, globally the most important worm which infects sheep and goats.