Research interests Immune responses can be both protective and pathological. My aim is to understand how the balance between these two outcomes is achieved, concentrating on the role of cytokines during infection. I am particularly interested in the interaction between coincident, opposing cytokines: · What dictates the appropriate polarisation of an immune response to infection? · Do these instructions affect cells not specific for the initiating pathogen? · Can this cytokine cross-talk be manipulated for therapeutic gain?
Glasgow life Science gives an opportunity to live in some impressive places, and I've been lucky. You learn a lot about yourself - your background, your future - by total immersion in a new culture. Edinburgh was brilliant; upstate New York was beautiful; Vancouver showed me mountains, ocean and eagles. I'm delighted now to be back in Scotland. My team is growing, scientifically and socially, and the research, the people and the technology around us are fantastic. I live on the edge of the fells, in touching distance of Loch Lomond. I've rediscovered train travel, Vimto and scotch eggs (not recommended to be taken together), and I'm very happy to be back.
History University of Glasgow, Institute of Infection, Immunology & Inflammation Senior Lecturer, Aug 2016 - University of British Columbia Assistant Professor, Jan 2012 – Aug 2016 Trudeau Institute, USA Research Assistant Member, 2010 – 2011 Postdoctoral Scientist, 2007 – 2010 University of Edinburgh, UK Postdoctoral Fellow 2003 – 2007 PhD, 2003 University of Cambridge, UK MA (Cantab), BA (Hons)