Staff profiles

List of all academic, research, technical and administrative staff.

For corrections, please contact the Institute Secretary below.

Institute of Immunology and Infection Research staff list

Head of Institute

Name Email Address Telephone
Professor Keith Matthews +44 (0) 131 651 3639

Institute Secretary

Name Email Address Telephone
Patricia Dougall +44 (0) 131 650 5464

Building Manager

Name Email Address Telephone
Dr David Brown +44 (0) 131 650 5453

Administrative Staff

Name Position Email Address Telephone
Carole Ferrier Postgraduate Secretary +44 (0) 131 650 5455
Jayne Glendinning School Research Administrator +44 (0) 131 650 7274
Jennifer Hurst Administrative Assistant +44(0)131-650-3688
Kasia Kokowska CIIE Centre Manager +44 (0) 131 650 3683
Hilary Snaith Executive Manager, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases +44 (0)131 651 3688

Academic Staff and Principal Investigators

Name Research Interest Email Address
ALLEN, Judith Professor Immune modulation & effector mechanisms induced by helminths
BUCK, Amy Dr Micro-RNA function in the host-pathogen context
CAVANAGH, David Dr Human immune response to antigens from the erythrocytic stage of Plasmodium falciparum, with the aim of developing effective vaccines targeting these parasite proteins
FEVRE, Eric Dr Epidemiology of zoonotic and emerging diseases
GRAY, David Professor Immunological memory and T-B cell interactions
IVENS, Alasdair Dr Bioinformatics for genome analysis
MAIZELS, Rick Professor Immune modulating molecules of helminths
MATTHEWS, Keith Professor Cell biology of African trypanosomes
MUTAPI, Francisca Dr Immunoepidemiology of human schistosomiasis
POTOCNIK, Alexandre Chancellor's Fellow
ROWE, Alex Professor Cell biology of malaria infection and disease
SAVILL, Nicholas Dr Epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases
SCHNAUFER, Achim Dr Mitochondrial biology of trypanosomatid parasites
SIMMONDS, Peter Professor Professor of Virology
SPENCE, Philip Dr Plasmodium virulence and immunity to malaria
SZOOR, Balazs Dr Phosphatases in parasite biology
TAYLOR, Matthew Dr Priming and maintenance of regulatory and effector T cell responses during chronic helminth infections
THOMPSON, Joanne Dr Molecular biology of malaria parasites
VAZQUEZ-BOLAND, Jose Professor Mechanisms of intracellular parasitism, bacterial pathogenesis
ZAISS, Dietmar Dr Function of the EGF-R signalling pathway in the immune system
ZAMOYSKA, Rose Professor Regulation of T cell differentiation, activation and homeostasis

Honorary and Visiting Staff

Name Position Email Address
Dr Hamza Babiker Honorary Fellow
Professor Richard Carter Senior Honorary Professorial Fellow
Dr David Dresser Honorary Fellow

Research Staff

Name Group / Position Email Address
Yvonne Adams Rowe Group (Visitor)
Simon Babayan CIIE (CIIE Junior Fellowship)
Tom Barr Gray Group
Natalie Blair -
Jess Borger Research Fellow
Sheila Brown Gray Group
Rebecca Brownlie Zamoyska Group
Stefano Caserta Zamoyska Group
Dr Alessandro Ceroni Post Doc
Margo Chase-Topping EpiGroup
Kashyap Chhatbar Bioinformatician
Peter Cook MacDonald Group
Graeme Cowan Cavanagh Group
Karen Fairlie-Clarke Graham Group
Celine Garcia Zamoyska Group (Research Assistant)
Ashfaq Ghumra Rowe Group
Matthew Gould Schnaufer Lab (Postdoctoral Research Associate)
Katie Hamilton Fevre Group
James Hewitson Maizels Group
Steve Jenkins Allen Group
Lucy Jones Allen Group (Postdoctoral research fellow)
Johanna Knipper Postdoctoral Research Associate
Sarah Knowles
Gabbi Lindergard Thomson Group
Binny Manonmony Matthews Group (Postdoctoral Research Associate)
Luke McNally Research Fellow
Seanna McTaggart Obbard Group (CIIE Junior Fellowship)
Janice Murray Maizels Group
Norman Nausch Mutapi Group
Dr Sema Nickbakhsh EpiGroup (Research Fellow)
Alex Phythian-Adams MacDonald Group (Research Fellow)
Dr Eva Rico Vidal Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Federico Rojas Matthews Group
Dominik Ruckerl Allen Group
Stephanie Ryan Maizels Group (Research Assistant)
Robert Salmond Senior Research Fellow
Jayanthi Santhanam
Dr Fabio Simbari
Katie Smith Maizels Group
Dr Danielle Smyth Postdoctoral Research Associate
Tara Sutherland Allen Group
Dr Thomas Tan Post Doc
Pegine Walrad Matthews Group
Dr Martin Waterfall Flow Cytometry Manager
Kim Wilson Research Assistant

Technical Staff

Name Group / Position Email Address
Sheelagh Duncan Allen Group
Alison Fulton Taylor Group
Katrina Gordon Buck Group (Research Technician)
Laurence Hall Schnaufer Lab
Yvonne Harcus Maizels Group
Marissa Lear Research Technician
Niolette McGill Research Technician
Dianne Murray Matthews Group
Juan Quintana Alcala Research Technician
Rinku Rajan MacDonald Group
Ahmed Raza Rowe Group
Donald Smith Research Technician
Claire Sweenie Rowe Group
Julie Wilson Research Technician
David Wright
Xiaoyan Zou Research Technician

PhD Students

Name Group / Position Email Address
Jennifer Agyekum Thomson Group
Laura Appleby Mutapi Group
Yvonne Azasi Rowe Group
Melanie Buehlmann Matthews Group
Gillian Coakley Buck Group
Annie Cook Fevre Group
Sinclair Cooper Savill Group
Will De Glanville Fevre Group
Caroline Dewar Schnaufer Lab
Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut Cavanagh Group
Lian Doble Fevre Group
Kara Filbey Maizels Group
Anna Hoy Buck Group
Denys Janes Savill Group
Laura Jeacock Schnaufer Lab
Chris Johnston Maizels Group
Andrea Kemter Maizels Group
Nouf Laqtom Buck Group
Divya Malik Allen Group
Angela Marley Maizels Group
Lindsay Mcdonald Matthews Group
Rachel Milne Matthews Group
Janice Murray Maizels Group
Laure Petit Fevre Group
Pairoa Praihirunkit Thomson Group
Diwakar Santhakumar Buck Group
Eleanor Silvester Matthews Group
Shatakshi Sood Zamoyska Group
Kaija Stockner Zamoyska Group
Olivia Swann Rowe Group
Marta Trub Gray Group
Welcome Wami Mutapi Group
Lauren Webb MacDonald Group

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