Research groups

There are currently over 30 research groups at the Dunn School, investigating different aspects of the molecular and cellular basis underlying health and disease.
Research area:

Centrioles, Centrosomes and Cilia in Health and Disease

Jordan Raff

Understanding how centrioles assemble and function, using a combination of biochemistry, genetics, live-cell imaging, computational/structural analysis and mathematical modelling

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Motor Proteins and Intracellular Organisation

Anthony Roberts

Investigating how motor proteins generate movement and spatial organisation within living cells

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Transcriptional Regulators of Mammalian Development

Elizabeth Robertson

Exploiting genetic strategies to identify the key signalling cues and downstream transcriptional regulators that mediate cell fate decisions in the developing mouse embryo

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Mechanisms of Virus Biogenesis and Immune Evasion 

Sumana Sanyal

Investigating mechanisms of flavivirus biogenesis, using Zika and Dengue as models, and their strategies of evading host immune responses

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Lymphocyte function in health and disease

Quentin Sattentau

Interrogating B cell responses to glycans and small molecules, and regulation of the T cell glycocalyx.

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Molecular Mucosal Immunology

Emma Slack

Elucidating the mechanisms by which the mucosal immune system can control the abundance and pathogenicity of opportunistic pathogens

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Poxvirus Evasion of Innate Immunity

Geoffrey L Smith

Studying the mechanisms by which orthopoxviruses suppress innate immunity

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Mechanisms and Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance and Tolerance

Mathew Stracy

Studying how bacteria respond to antibiotics from multiple perspectives; ranging from molecular biology to infection epidemiology

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Bacterial Pathogenesis: Molecular Mechanisms to Prevention

Christoph Tang

Understanding how pathogens colonise specific niches in the body, evade elimination by the immune system, and cause disease

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Recognition of Abnormal Cells by Leukocyte Receptors

Anton van der Merwe

Investigating the mechanisms by which leukocytes use cell surface receptors to recognise infected or otherwise abnormal cells

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Molecular Pathology of Post-Translational Modification

David Vaux

Studying the molecular mechanisms by which pathological perturbations in the post-translational modifications of proteins can lead to severe human disease

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