Division of Immunology
Head of Division
Professor Lonneke Vervelde
Personal Chair of Veterinary Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Group Leaders/Career Track Fellows
|Name (sorted in descending order)||Role||Research Interests|
|Dr Tim Connelley||Roslin Research Fellow|
|Dr Musa Hassan||Chancellor's Fellow|
|Professor Jayne Hope||Personal Chair of Immunology||
Immune responses to Mycobacterial infections in cattle.
|Dr Fiona Houston||Senior Research Fellow/Group Leader||
Molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of infectious and neurological diseases of ruminant livestock.
|Professor Neil Mabbott||Personal Chair of Immunopathology||
Host-pathogen interactions in the mucosal immune system.
|Professor Liam Morrison||Senior Research Fellow||
I am interested in the infection biology of protozoan parasites of livestock. I am particularly attracted to integrated approaches where we can learn about both host and parasite processes that are key to infection/disease progression – especially in the clinically relevant host, the cow. I work primarily on African trypanosomes, but also on Theileria parva , which together are the most significant pathogens affecting livestock in sub-Saharan Africa. I also work on Cryptosporidium parvum, a worldwide enteric pathogen of humans and livestock. My work aims to identify key host-parasite interactions that determine disease outcome, further our understanding of bovine immunobiology, and identify targets for interventions (e.g. drug & vaccine development).