Oliver Harrison, PhD

Assistant Member

Background Information

Dr. Oliver Harrison received his Master's degree in Pharmacology from the University of Bath, and his D.Phil in Infection, Immunology and Translational Medicine from the University of Oxford. He then pursued post-doctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health, studying tissue immunity and T cell responses to commensal microbes. In 2019, he joined the faculty at the Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) and is currently an Assistant Member in Immunology Department.

Area of Research

Dr. Harrison's lab is a basic immunology lab focused on discovering how the adaptive immune system responds to commensal and pathogenic microbes. Specifically, his current research includes three inter-related projects in the context of tissue immunity:
  • Commensal-specific immunity in tissue homeostasis
  • Post-transcriptional regulation of tissue resident T cell function
  • Genetic regulation of T cell function upon tissue entry

Immunology Research Program