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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


My lab investigates the role of the intestinal microbiota in immune responses and pathogen resistance.


We seek mechanistic insights into the influence of commensal microbes on both intestinal infections and inflammation and systemic immune responses. These fundamental insights will give us a better understanding of infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders and even cancer, and will enable the development of new approaches to combat these diseases. Using in vivo models, cellular immunology, transcriptomics and proteomics and working closely with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, we characterise the complex interactions between the commensal microbial community, intestinal epithelium and adaptive immune cells.

Key Projects, Countries, and Partners

Microbial metabolomics with Justin Cross at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

Group Leader - Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Dr Virginia   Pedicord
Not available for consultancy


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Host-Pathogen Interaction