Dr. Boyd is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University. The Boyd laboratory develops high-throughput DNA sequencing and single-cell experiments together with data analysis methodology to study lymphocyte populations in human immune responses to infection and vaccination, as well as in immunological disorders such as allergy and autoimmunity. Many of the laboratory’s projects analyze the gene rearrangements encoding antibodies and T cell receptors that form the basis of immunological specificity and memory in health and disease.
Boyd received bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry at the University of Manitoba, and English Literature at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He obtained his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and Ph.D. from MIT, followed by pathology residency, a hematopathology fellowship, and postdoctoral research work, at Stanford University.