Cellular immunology

Understanding the immune system requires an in-depth knowledge about what each different type of immune cell does in the body.

We study many different types of immune cell, including T cells, B cells, natural killer cells, macrophages, monocytes and dendritic cells.

We investigate how these different immune cells vary their behaviour in different organs of the body, as well as how and why their activity changes in old age, at different times of the day, and in different disease settings.

We collaborate widely with academic scientists, clinicians and scientists in pharmaceutical companies.

Much of our success comes from our continuing use of state-of-the-art technology, from single cell sequencing to different type of imaging techniques including super resolution microscopy

One aspect of our research focus in the ways in which these different immune cells work together to detect and deal with pathogens including bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites, and in cancer.

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Dr Gloria López-Castejón

Dr Madhvi Menon (Deputy Lead)

Principal investigators