Innate-immune crosstalk in tissue homeostasis and tumourigenesis. Tim is a group leader at the Cancer Research UK – Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge. He obtained his PhD in 2013 at the University of British Columbia (Canada), after which he moved to the laboratory of Dr. Andrew McKenzie at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (UK) on a CIHR Banting Fellowship. He joined the CRUK-CI faculty in 2017 with additional support from a Royal Society/Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.
The Halim laboratory focusses on innate lymphoid cell (ILC) biology, and how innate immunity interacts locally with immune and non-immune cells in the pancreas. Our goal is to elucidate how the local environment influences both disease and normal tissue behaviour, with an aim to exploit these organ-specific features for more targeted drug interventions.