Cellular Immunology and Vaccinology Group (CIVG)

Group members

The group comprises undergraduate and postgraduate students, research assistants and postdoctoral scientists.

Professor Jayne hope with three of her successful postgrad students

Professor Jayne Hope – Principal Investigator

Professor Hope obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Birmingham in 1991, and a PhD degree from the University of Manchester in 1994. She then carried out postdoctoral research at Kings College, London and subsequently at the Institute for Animal Health, Compton. 

Professor Hope joined The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh in 2011 and was awarded her personal chair in immunology in 2017. Her research group studies cellular immune responses in cattle with a particular focus on understanding the role of innate cells in driving immunity to mycobacterial diseases including bovine tuberculosis and Johne’s disease.


Team members

Lindsey Waddell – Core Scientist

Irene McGuinnes – Research Assistant

Inga Dry – Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Zhiguang Wu – Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Christina Vrettou - Senior Research Assistant

Emily Charlton – PhD student

Hamza Khalid - PhD student

Sara Marzo – PhD student

Michaela Wegg - PhD student


Associated team members

Omar Alfituri – Research Fellow

Ambre Chapuis – Research Fellow

Megan Cole – PhD student (second supervisor)


Professor Jayne Hope’s inaugural lecture

‘Meet Our Scientists’ interview with Professor Jayne Hope