Ian Calman Muir MacLennan

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Ian Calman Muir MacLennan
Born (1939-12-30) 30 December 1939 (age 79)
Known forcontributions to immunology
discovered marginal zone B-cells
AwardsFRS (2012)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Birmingham

Ian Calman Muir MacLennan is Emeritus Professor of Immunology at the University of Birmingham MRC Centre for Immune Regulation in Birmingham, UK.

He was born on 30 December 1939.[1] He has made pioneering contributions to immunology and was the first to discover marginal zone B-cells.

He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2005.[2] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2012, his nomination reads:



  1. ^ Bott, Simon, ed. (1980). Who's Who of British Scientists 1980/81 (3rd ed.). Simon Books Limited. p. 317. ISBN 9780862290016.
  2. ^ "Queen's Birthday Honours List", The Times Higher Education, 17 June 2005, retrieved 4 May 2015
  3. ^ "Professor Ian Calman Muir MacLennan CBE FMedSci FRS". The Royal Society. Retrieved 4 May 2015.