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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

We study the mechanisms of pathogenesis caused by many bacteria, viruses and parasites, with genomic science playing a key role in understanding pathogen biology. In order to understand how pathogens cause disease it is critical to determine how host immunity (including both the innate and acquired arms of the immune system) resists infections and this is central to much of our research in infection and immunity.


Postgraduate student
Senior Research Associate
Principal Investigator
MRC Career Development Fellow
PhD Biological Sciences Student (BBSRC)
Postgraduate Student
Senior Lecturer in Molecular Virology
Senior Research Associate
Professor of Innate Immunity
Wellcome Trust Investigator
Senior Research Associate in Virology
Dr Raymond  Bujdoso
Senior Lecturer in Molecular Immunology
Dr Cinzia   Cantacessi
Professor of Parasite Infection Biology
Dr George William Carnell
Senior Research Associate
Dr Andrew James Kerr Conlan
Associate Professor in Epidemiology
University Pathologist
Research Associate
Dr Arijit Kumar  Das
Research associate
Postgraduate student
Senior Lecturer in Bacterial Pathogenesis
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Everitt Butterfield Fellow in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Professor Jonathan Luke Heeney
Professor of Comparative Pathology
Head of the Laboratory of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ)
Senior Research Associate
Cellular Imaging & Analysis Research Facility Manager
Professor of Microbial Genomics and Veterinary Science
Associate Dean for Research
Head of Department of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Professor in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology
Postgraduate student
Postgraduate student
Postgraduate Student
Dr Piero  Mastroeni
Professor of Infection and Immunity
Research Associate
Dr Elizabeth  Murchison
Professor of Comparative Oncology and Genetics
Director of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, Equine Infectious Disease Surveillance (EIDS)
Secretary – Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance
Research Associate
 Phil  Palmer
Graduate Student: Supervisor Professor Jonathan Heeney
Postgraduate student
Postgraduate student
Research Associate
Director of Biomineral Research and Imaging
Dr Milorad  Radakovic
Teaching Fellow in Veterinary Public Health
Dr Olivier  Restif
Alborada Associate Professor in Epidemiology
Director of Studies (NST Biology) at Robinson College
Graduate student
Research Associate in the Transmissible Cancer Group
Dr Alana  Thackray
Senior Research Associate in Molecular Pathology and Viral Immunity
Senior Lecturer in Molecular Virology
Dr Panagiotis  Tourlomousis
Postdoctoral Researcher
Professor of Veterinary Public Health
Director of Studies in Veterinary Medicine and Preclinical Medicine, Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Advisor for Global Health Assurance, Genus PIC.
Dr Andries  van Tonder
Research Associate
Associate Professor
Veterinary Surgeon in Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, Equine Infectious Disease Surveillance (EIDS)
Dr Tim  Williams
Associate Professor in Clinical Pathology
Director of Studies in Veterinary Medicine (Fitzwilliam College)
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