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Summary: I am a Senior Research Fellow currently developing my career as an independent researcher leading the Oncolytic Viruses and Immunotherapy Group
Location: Level 5 Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, St James's University Hospital
I graduated with a BA in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford and later took an MSc in Immunology and Allergy at the University of Nottingham. After working for a short time as a research technician in Prof Maria Placzeks Developmental Genetics team at the University of Sheffield, I joined Prof Alan Melchers Targeted and Biological Therapies lab in Leeds as a PhD student and continued to work in this group as a postdoc for several years. I am now establishing my own research group Oncolytic Viruses and Immunology Group.
My research is focused on oncolytic virotherapy for cancer, particularly with respect to the immunological potential of oncolytic viruses in generating anti-tumour immunity. I use human in vitro and murine in vivo models, mainly of melanoma, prostate and pancreatic cancer. I also study the effect of anti-viral immune responses on the systemic delivery of oncolytic viruses to tumours.