People

Current People in the Lab

Postdoctoral fellows:
Clinical Fellows:
PhD students:

Former Lab Members:

Former Postdocs
  • Dr Ash Ghumra (2008-2015). Ash went on to work in the Biotech sector.
  • Dr Gabriella Lindergard (2010-2013).  Gabbi went on to postdoc job at the University of Manchester, UK.
  • Dr Yvonne Adams (2010-2013). Yvonne went on to a postdoc job at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Dr Monica Arman (2006-2011). Monica went on to become a Lecturer at the Hull-York Medical School, UK.
  • Dr Clare Fennell (2008-2010). Clare went on to become a consultant on ethical food production and green issues in Scotland.
  • Dr Jean-Philippe Semblat (2002-2007). Jean-Philippe went on to become a research scientist at Inserm in France
Former PhD and Masters students
  • Yvonne Azasi (2012-2017) Yvonne went on to a postdoc job with Dr Louis Miller at the National Institutes of Health, USA.
  • Jennifer Agyekum (2011-2014, M Phil) (co-supervised with Dr Joanne Thompson, UoE)
  • Carolyne Kifude (2010-2014) Carol went on to a postdoc job at the US Army Walter Reed Institute in Kisumu, Kenya and Washington DC.
  • Dr Herbert Opi (2009-2013) Herbert went on to a postdoc job with Prof James Beeson at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr Patience Tetteh-Quarco (2007-2011). Patience went on to become a Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Ghana.
  • Dr Antoine Claessens (2006-2010). Antoine went on to a postdoc job at the Sanger Institute, UK, and then won a fellowship to start his own group at the MRC Unit, the Gambia/LSHTM.
  • Dr Ruth Corrigan (2005-2009). Ruth went on to study medicine at the University of Oxford, UK and is training in Infectious Diseases.
  • Dr Helen Kyriacou (2004-2007). Helen went on to become high school biology teacher in Yorkshire, UK.
  • Dr Anne-Marie Deans (2002-2006). Anne-Marie went on to become a consultant in the Biotech industry, working on vaccine development with Crucell in Switzerland.
  • Dr Ian Cockburn (2000-2004). Ian went on to a postdoc job at Johns Hopkins University, USA and then became a Lecturer at the ANU, Canberra, Australia.
Former Lab managers and Research assistants
  • Mr Ahmed Raza (1998-2015)
  • Martha Cooper (2014-2015). Martha went on to do a PhD at QIMR in Brisbane, Australia.
  • Ms Claire Sweenie (2008-2012)
  • Dr Frances Ibison (2007-2008). Fran went on to study medicine at the University of Birmingham.
Former undergraduate students
  • Megan Cole (2015-2016) (University of Cardiff professional training year)
  • University of Edinburgh Honours students: Eden Taylor, Anna Dighero, Rory White, Emily Bollom, Clara Vergez, Martha Cooper, Rachael Crockett, Allegra Dowding, Caitlin Buchan, Victoria Wood, Owen McGucken, Nicola Fargus, Tim Lush, Katie Steen, Marta Tapia, Dannie Carpenter.

Current collaborators in Edinburgh include:

  • Dr Phil Spence
  • Prof Lesley Forrester

Current collaborators outside Edinburgh include:

  • Professor Tom Williams, Imperial College, UK and KEMRI-Wellcome Laboratories, Kilifi, Kenya.
  • Professor Kathryn Maitland, Imperial College, UK and KEMRI-Wellcome Laboratories, Kilifi, Kenya.
  • Dr Peter Olupot-Olupot, Mbale Hospital, Uganda.
  • Professor Chris Plowe, University of Maryland, USA.
  • Professor Ogo Doumbo, University of Bamako, Mali.
  • Dr Peter Bull, University of Cambridge, UK