Dr Kathryn Jackson-Jones
My research aims to understand and characterise host encoded antiviral factors that inhibit HIV and other retroviruses.
- Infection Medicine
- Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
- Edinburgh Medical School
49 Little France Crescent
- Post Code
- EH16 4SB
I did my undergraduate degree in Pharmacology at the University of Bath, including a one-year placement at Heptares Therapeutics where I ran a project investigating wash-resistant binding of agonists. My Master’s Research Project was in conjunction with the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, investigating myositis-specific autoantibodies in patients’ sera. I completed my PhD research in 2020 in the genomics of post-transcriptional gene regulation at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh. I am now a research fellow in the Sloan lab.
My research aims to understand and characterise host encoded antiviral factors that inhibit HIV and other retroviruses. I am currently investigating the role of RNA binding in the antiviral activity of REAF/RPRD2 and the HUSH complex.
Longman D, Jackson-Jones KA, Maslon MM, Murphy, LC, Young, RS, Stoddart, JJ, Hug, N, Taylor, MS, Papadopoulos, DK, & C´aceres, JF (2020) Identification of a localized nonsense-mediated decay pathway at the endoplasmic reticulum Genes & Dev. 2020. 34: 1075-1088. doi:10.1101/gad.338061.120