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Division of Virology

Staff list

Head of Division

Dr Finn Grey

Senior Research Fellow

Group Leaders/Career Track Fellows

Name (sorted in descending order) Role Research Interests
Professor Paul Digard Chair of Virology

Replication and pathogenesis of influenza viruses.

Dr Eleanor Gaunt Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Dr Christine Tait-Burkard Tenure Track Fellow/Research Fellow

Her research focuses on understanding how porcine and zoonotic viruses interact with their hosts and how this understanding can be used to identify genetic susceptibility/resistance and develop diagnostics and treatments. Braving the split between human and animal viruses and technologies Christine is, for example, involved in the generation of genome edited pigs resistant towards one of the most costly pig viruses but also part of the IMI CARE consortium aiming to identify and repurpose drugs against SARS-CoV-2 infection causing COVID-19.