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Associate Professorship of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Tutorial Fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall


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Research interests

We are working on deciphering how the adaptive immune system can be used as diagnostics and therapeutics. We are investigating how defects in the ability to mount effective immune responses lead to infectious disease susceptibility, impaired surveillance of cancer and immunodeficiencies, compared to the mechanisms leading to a breakdown of immunological tolerance causing autoimmune diseases.

Recent publications

Temporality of body mass index, blood tests, comorbidities and medication use as early markers for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC): a nested case–control study (Gut, 2022)

Pui San Tan, Ashley Kieran Clift, Weiqi Liao, Martina Patone, Carol Coupland, Rachael Bashford-Rogers, Shivan Sivakumar, David Clifton, Stephen P Pereira, Julia Hippisley-Cox

Clonally Expanded B Cells in Multiple Sclerosis Bind EBV EBNA1 and GlialCAM (Nature, 2022)

Tobias V. Lanz, R. Camille Brewer, Peggy P. Ho, Kevin M. Jude, Daniel Fernandez, Ricardo A. Fernandes, Alejandro Gomez, Gabriel Nadj, Ryan D. Schubert, Bianca Teegen, Jeffrey E. Dunn, Christopher B. Lock, Lucas B. Kipp, Victoria C. Cotham, Beatrix M. Ueberheide, Blake T. Aftab, Michael R. Wilson, Rachael J.M. Bashford-Rogers, Michael Platten, Raymond A. Sobel, Christopher K. Garcia, Lawrence Steinman, William H. Robinson

B Cell Receptor Repertoire Kinetics after SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Vaccination (Cell Reports, 2022)

Prasanti Kotagiri, Federica Mescia, William Rae, Laura Bergamaschi, Zewen Tuong, Lorinda Turner, Kelvin Hunter, Federico Pehuen Pereyra Gerber, Myra Hosmillo, Christoph Hess, Menna R Clatworthy, Ian Goodfellow, Nicholas J Matheson, Eoin McKinney, Mark R Wills, Ravindra K Gupta, John R Bradley, Rachael JM Bashford-Rogers, Paul A Lyons, Kenneth GC Smith

A blood atlas of COVID-19 defines hallmarks of disease severity and specificity (Cell, 2022)

The Covid-19 Multi-omics Blood Atlas (COMBAT) Consortium

Immunodominant NP105-113-B*0702 cytotoxic T cell response controls viral replication and is associated with less severe COVID-19 disease (Nature Immunology, 2021)

Tao Dong, Graham Ogg, Yan-Chun Peng, Suet Felce, Danning Dong, Frank Penkava, Alexander Mentzer, Xuan Lao, Guihai Liu, Zixi Yin, Ji-Li Chen, YongXu Lu, Dannielle Wellington, Peter Wing, Delaney Dominey-Foy, Julian Knight, Chen Jin, Wenbo Wang, Megat Abd Hamid, Ricardo Fernandes, Beibei Wang, Anastasia Fries, Xiaodong Zhuang, Neil Ashley, Timothy Rostron, Craig Waugh, Paul Sopp, Philip Hublitz, Ryan Beveridge, Tiong Kit Tan, Christina Dold, Andrew Kwok, Charlotte Rich-Griffin, Wanwisa Dejnirattisai, Isar Nassiri, Robert Watson, Orion Tong, Chelsea Taylor, Piyush Kumar Sharma, Fabiola Curion, Santiago Revale, Lucy Garner, Kathrin Jansen, Ricardo Ferreira, Moustafa Attar, Jeremy Fry, Rebecca Russell, Hans Stauss, William James, Alain Townsend, Ling-Pei Ho, Juthathip Mongkolsapaya, Paul Klenerman, Gavin Screaton, Calliope Dendrou, Stephen Sansom, Rachael Bashford-Rogers, Benny Chain, Geoffrey Smith, Jane McKeating, Benjamin Fairfax, Paul Bowness, Andrew McMichael

Research Recommendations Following the Discovery of Pain Sensitising IgG Autoantibodies in Fibromyalgia Syndrome (Pain Medicine, 2021)

Andreas Goebel, David Andersson, Chris Barker, Neil Basu, Craig Bullock, Stuart Bevan, Rachael J.M. Bashford-Rogers, Ernest Choy, David Clauw, Debra Dulake, Richard Dulake, Herta Flor, Marcia Glanvill, Zsuzsanna Helyes, Sarosh Irani, Eva Kosek Jennifer Laird, Gary MacFarlane, Hayley McCullough, Andrew Marshall, Robert Moots, Serge Perrot, Nick Shenker, Emanuele Sher, Claudia Sommer, Camilla I Svensson, Amanda Williams, Geoff Wood, and Emma R. Dorris