Research Associate, University of Glasgow

I am passionate about science in general but especially interested in transmission of viruses, immunology and evolution.

My PhD on transmission and evolution of drug-resistant HIV-1 was a great translational mix of in vitro and in vivo evolution, drug resistance and lots of patient data. That research was a shared effort of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam and the University Medical Center Utrecht, and part of ESAR (

During my first postdoctoral project in Glasgow, later in Leeds, I looked at the immune response to viruses spread by mosquitoes, what happens in the bite site, and how these viruses are able to spread through the body.

Currently I am back in Glasgow to look at the immune response and specifically cell migration against several viruses.


  • 2017–present
    Research associate, University of Glasgow
  • 2013–2017
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Glasgow / Leeds
  • 2008–2013
    PhD candidate, Erasmus Medical Center / University Medical Center Utrecht

Professional Memberships

  • British Society for Immunology
  • Microbiology Society (UK)