Professor and Department Chair, Immunobiology, The Anlyan Center for Medical Research and Education, Yale University School of Medicine and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
After earning bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in biochemistry at Hull, Flavell did postdoctoral work in the Netherlands and Switzerland and then joined the faculty of the University of Amsterdam. From the Netherlands, he moved to London, where he was head of the Laboratory of Gene Structure and Expression at the National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill. Then came an offer to join a commercial enterprise, the biotechnology startup Biogen, in Cambridge, Mass.
When then Yale Dean Leon E. Rosenberg, M.D., came looking for someone to head the medical school’s new program in Immunobiology, he decided he was ready for a return to academia.