Carl Atkinson, PhD

Carl Atkinson, PhD

Dr. Carl Atkinson is Associate Professor of Immunology and the Director of Transplant Translation Research, and Director of the Lee Patterson Allen Transplant Immunobiology Laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina. He directs a team of clinicians, post doctorial scientists and students focused on understanding the mechanisms that contribute to transplanted organ injury and rejection. He holds sixteen U.S. and international patents, and his IP contributed to the foundation of two start-up companies, one of which he co-founded. He has published >90 manuscripts; received 24 peer-reviewed grants; serves as editor/reviewer for many journals; and mentored 25+ trainees. He is a member of numerous transplant and immunology societies, including the International transplant society and international society of heart lung transplantation. Dr. Atkinson’s educational background includes bachelors degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Cellular Pathology from the Kingston University and the University of the West of England, a PhD in transplant immunology from the University of the West of England, and postdoctoral training at University of Cambridge and the Medical University of South Carolina.