Division of Virology
Head of Division
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.