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Philip Calder

Class of 2023-24

Dr. Philip Calder

Head, School of Human Development and Health
Professor, Nutritional Immunology 
University of Southampton, United Kingdom

An internationally recognized researcher on nutritional immunology, Dr. Philip Calder is known for his work in understanding how nutrition affects the functioning of the human body and developing strategies to lower disease risk and treat nutrition-related illnesses. 

He received his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Auckland. 

Calder is a fellow of the Royal Society for Biology, the Association for Nutrition and the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids.

Honors include the Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award, American Oil Chemists’ Society; the Lifetime Achievement Prize in Human Nutrition, DSM; the Danone International Prize for Nutrition, Danone Foundation; the European Lipid Science Award, Euro Fed Lipid; and the 80th Anniversary Award, The Nutrition Society(United Kingdom).

Recognized as a highly cited researcher, Calder has authored four books and more than 800 peer-reviewed publications. He has received three patents. 

Calder will collaborate with faculty, researchers and students in the School of Medicine.