Dr Jason Mooney

Lecturer in Immunology


BSc - Microbiology, University of Tennessee (2006)

PhD - Immunology, University of California Davis (2015)

Research summary

My primary interest is in invasive bacterial infections – how they overcome the innate physical and immunological barriers at mucosal surfaces to invade the tissues and then how they evade systemic immune responses to establish a niche for replication. My current work focuses on malaria co-infection as a risk factor for invasive bacterial disease, specifically the role of coinfection in loss of intestinal integrity and disruption of neutrophil-mediated containment of Salmonella. This research has led to work in animal models (rodent, porcine, non-human primate) and clinical cohorts (UK and The Gambia).