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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Infection and immunity research encompasses basic investigations of how particular pathogens work, through research to understand the host-pathogen relationship, to field research, often in developing world countries, to understand the dynamics of particular pathogens in their natural environments.  We work on many different bacteria and viruses, with genomic science playing a key role, often in collaboration with the Sanger Institute. There is also a strong host biology element attempting to understand innate and acquired resistance and immunity.


Dr Sebastian  Bruchmann
Research Associate
Professor of Innate Immunity
Wellcome Trust Investigator
Professor Jonathan Luke Heeney
Professor of Comparative Pathology
Head of the Laboratory of Viral Zoonotics (LVZ)
Dr Arianna   Marini
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Dr Piero Mastroeni group
 Phil  Palmer
Graduate Student: Supervisor Professor Jonathan Heeney
Dr Andrea  Strakova
Research Associate in the Transmissible Cancer Group
 Samuel  Stubbs
Research Associate in Arboviral Sequencing
Dr Alana  Thackray
Senior Research Associate in Molecular Pathology
Dr Andries  van Tonder
Research associate
Dr Lucy   Weinert
Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow
Principal Investigator