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Professor Graham Anderson

Professor Graham Anderson

Professor of T-Lymphocyte Biology

School of Immunity and Infection

Graham Anderson is Professor of T-Lymphocyte Biology and a Theme Lead in the MRC Centre for Immune Regulation.

Grahams research focuses on T-cell development and thymus development and function, as well as the regulation of T-cell responses in lymphoid tissues. Graham has over 100 publications in scientific journals in the fields of Immunology and developmental biology. He ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6817

Email g.anderson@bham.ac.uk

Professor Christopher Buckley

Professor Christopher Buckley

Arthritis Research Campaign Chair Of Rheumatology

School of Immunity and Infection

Chris has made major contributions to scientific administration through his roles with the arthritis research UK (Chair of the Fellowship Committee and Clinical Studies Group on early inflammatory arthritis) as well as EULAR (Scientific Programme organizing committee).   He is closely involved in the development of clinical academics and he is a strong and eloquent advocate for ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4383

Email c.d.buckley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jorge Caamaňo

Dr Jorge Caamaňo

Senior Lecturer

School of Immunity and Infection

Jorge Caamaño is Senior Lecturer in Immunology at the School of Immunity and Infection.

Jorge has published more than 50 papers in scientific journals, as well as book chapters and reviews in gene expression and signal transduction. He has received major funding from MRC, BBSRC, and the European Union.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4077

Email j.caamano@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Cockerill

Professor Peter Cockerill

Chair of Cytokine Gene Regulation

School of Immunity and Infection

Peter is a professor within the School of Immunity and Infection and has spent his career engaged in research in the field of molecular immunology. Peter recently moved the University of Birmingham from the University of Leeds.

Peter has published over 50 research papers in scientific journals as well as reviews and book chapters in the fields of molecular immunology and chromatin ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6841

Email p.n.cockerill@bham.ac.uk

Professor Adam Cunningham

Professor Adam Cunningham

Professor of Functional Immunity

School of Immunity and Infection

Adam Cunningham is a researcher based in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences’ School of Immunity and Infection. In addition he is part of the vaccinology and immunomodulation theme in the newly formed cross-College Institute of Microbiology and Infection and a member of the well established MRC Centre for Immune Regulation.

Adam’s research primarily focuses on the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4068

Email a.f.cunningham@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Filer

Dr Andrew Filer

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist

School of Immunity and Infection

Andrew Filer is a HEFCE Senior Lecturer in Experimental Rheumatology and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Birmingham.

He has published over 50 research papers and reviews in scientific journals as well as book chapters in the fields of stromal cell biology and Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. Grant funding includes ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8690

Email a.filer@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jon Frampton

Professor Jon Frampton

Professor of Stem Cell Biology

School of Immunity and Infection

Jon Frampton is a stem cell biologist. His primary area of interest is in how stem cells operate in adults. Jon’s research involves examining the processes that regulate stem cells to determine how these fail during ageing or as part of disease processes, especially in cancer.

The principle focus is on bone marrow stem cells that give rise to our blood cells. ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6812/+44 (0)121 414 4065 (PA)

Email j.frampton@bham.ac.uk

Professor Eric Jenkinson

Professor Eric Jenkinson

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Director of the MRC Centre for Immune Regulation
Professor of Experimental Medicine

School of Immunity and Infection

Eric Jenkinson is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences. The College consists of five Schools: Cancer Sciences; Clinical and Experimental Medicine; Dentistry; Health and Population Sciences; Immunity and Infection.

The College has over 1400 staff and brings together healthcare-related research and education including medicine, dentistry, ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6825

Email e.j.jenkinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr William Jenkinson

Lecturer

School of Immunity and Infection

Will Jenkinson is a lecturer in the School of Immunity and Infection.

Will’s research interests span aspects of thymus development, with a focus on both thymocyte and thymic epithelial cell biology. He has received research funding from the Medical Research Council and The Leverhulme Trust.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3634

Email w.e.jenkinson@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nick Jones

Dr Nick Jones

Senior Lecturer

School of Immunity and Infection

Nick Jones is a Senior Lecturer at the MRC centre for Immune Regulation.

Nick has a longstanding interest in dissecting the immune response to transplanted organs with a view to manipulating regulatory immune cell subsets and targeting T cell costimulatory molecules to facilitate the induction of tolerance and graft acceptance. He has published his work on the immunobiology of ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3923

Email n.d.jones@bham.ac.uk

Professor Peter Lane

Professor Peter Lane

Professor Clinical Immunology

School of Immunity and Infection

Peter Lane is Professor of Clinical Immunology and a Theme Lead in the MRC Centre for Immune Regulation.

CD4 T cells play a pivotal role regulating both protective but also pathogenic immune responses. Peter Lane’s research focuses cellular and molecular mechanisms that control the development of CD4 effector and memory T cells. Major grant funding comes ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4078/+44 (0)121 414 6944 (PA)

Email p.j.l.lane@bham.ac.uk

Professor Janet Lord

Professor Janet Lord

Professor of Immune Cell Biology, Head of School of Immunity & Infection
Director MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research
Director of the Medawar Centre for Healthy Ageing Research

Janet Lord is director of the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and the Medawar Centre for Healthy Ageing Research. She is also non-clincial lead for the University’s Centre for Translational Inflammation Research located within the new Queen Elizabeth super Hospital which opened in the summer of 2011.

Janet’s research focuses on the ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 371 3234/+44 (0)121 371 3243 (PA)

Email j.m.lord@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jane McKeating

Professor Jane McKeating

Professor of Molecular Virology
Deputy Head of School

School of Immunity and Infection

Jane McKeating is the Professor of Molecular Virology and Deputy Head of the School of Immunity and Infection.

She set up the HCV group at the Medical School in January 2005. The group occupies 3 adjoining labs on the 5th floor of the IBR, 2 cat 3 labs and have shared access to all of the facilities in the MRC Centre for Immune Regulation. The group is involved in a wide ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8173

Email j.a.mckeating@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paul Moss

Professor Paul Moss

Head of School of Cancer Sciences, Professor of Haematology

Professor Moss is Head of the School of Cancer Sciences at the University of Birmingham and Chairman of the Infection and Immunity Board at the Medical Research Council.  He served previously as Chair of the Cancer Research UK Clinical and Translational Research Committee.

In this ...

Telephone 0121 414 2824

Email p.moss@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ed Rainger

Professor of Chronic Inflammation

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Ed Rainger is Reader in Chronic Inflammation in the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Ed has published over 80 research papers, reviews and book chapters in the field of inflammation research with a particular focus on vascular inflammation leading to atherosclerosis.

Ed is Deputy Director and Cardiovascular Theme Coordinator of the School of Clinical and ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 4040

Email g.e.rainger@bham.ac.uk

Professor Karim Raza

Professor Karim Raza

Professor of Clinical Rheumatology and Honorary Consultant

School of Immunity and Infection

Karim Raza is Professor of Clinical Rheumatology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He qualified from Oxford in 1993 and achieved Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1996. From 2000-2003 he worked as an Arthritis Research UK clinical training fellow studying the regulation of leukocyte apoptosis in early inflammatory arthritis. Following the award of a PhD, he was appointed ...

Email k.raza@bham.ac.uk

Professor Alan Bernard Rickinson

Professor Alan Bernard Rickinson

Professor of Cancer Studies

Alan Rickinson led the development of the Institute of Cancer Studies (now School of Cancer Sciences) at the University of Birmingham from 1983 to 2001, overseeing its expansion from a small non-clinical research department into a large research institute integrating basic work on cancer genetics, viral oncology and tumour immunology with translational studies in gene/ immunotherapy and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 4492

Email a.b.rickinson@bham.ac.uk

Professor David Sansom

Professor David Sansom

Honorary Professor of Immune Cell Biology

School of Immunity and Infection

David Sansom is a Professor of Immune Cell Biology in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

David has published numerous papers in internationally recognised scientific journals mostly in the field of T cell immune regulation and its relevance to autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. He has received substantial grant funding from a ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2268

Email d.m.sansom@bham.ac.uk

Dr Dagmar Scheel-Toellner

Dr Dagmar Scheel-Toellner

Senior Research Fellow/ AR UK Career Progression Fellow

School of Immunity and Infection

Dagmar Scheel-Toellner leads a research team that investigates the basic mechanism of joint inflammation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. She initially trained as a pharmacist, and the translation of her research on autoimmunity into therapeutic strategies is still an important long-term aim in her work. She closely collaborates with her clinical colleagues within the Rheumatology ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8690

Email d.scheel@bham.ac.uk

Dr Graham Taylor

Lecturer in Tumour Immunology

Graham Taylor joined the School of Cancer Sciences in 2000 with a background in virology and has since developed a research portfolio studying the immune response to Epstein Barr Virus, a common human pathogen that is associated with a number of different types of cancer. 

Part of this work has been to help develop a vaccine to treat patients with such cancers. The ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7458

Email g.s.taylor@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lucy Walker

Dr Lucy Walker

Honorary Reader in Immune Regulation and Autoimmunity

School of Immunity and Infection

Lucy Walker holds an MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship and is a Reader in Immune Regulation and Autoimmunity in the School of Immunity & Infection. 

Lucy has published extensively in internationally recognised scientific journals in the area of T cell activation and regulation, particularly in the context of Type 1 Diabetes. She has received substantial ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6854

Email l.s.walker@bham.ac.uk

Professor Steve P. Watson

Professor Steve P. Watson

BHF Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology

Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences

Steve Watson is a British Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences and Cellular Pharmacology.

Steve is head of the Birmingham Platelet Group. The group undertakes a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of platelet function in health and disease with a special focus on platelet receptors and their signalling pathways. The work includes ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 6514

Email s.p.watson@bham.ac.uk

Dr David Withers

Dr David Withers

Wellcome Trust Research Fellow

School of Immunity and Infection

David Withers is a Wellcome Trust funded Research Fellow

His work is focused on CD4 T cell responses and the secondary lymphoid tissue within which these responses are initiated.

Telephone +44 (0)7534 288956

Email d.withers@bham.ac.uk