I am a Reader in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hull. I have a BSc Genetics from University of Aberyswyth and a PhD from the University of Wales College of Medicine Cardiff. I then worked at the University of Toronto as a postdoctoral fellow and started my own research group at King's College London.
I am interested in identifying antigens as targets for immunotherapy (where the immune system is stimulated to kill diseased cells) but we have also realised that disease-specific proteins can provide insights into the biology of disease and biomarkers for disease stage and survival.
Currently we are looking for antigenic targets for the immunotherapy of adult B-cell acute lymphocytic leukaemia, colon and ovarian cancer, as well as endometriosis and sarcoidosis. We believe these same proteins can act as biomarkers for disease and provide new insights into the biology underlying these difficult to treat diseases.