Lab Members

Current lab members

Dr Simon Johnston

I did my PhD with Professor Laura Machesky on the Arp2/3 complex and the actin cytoskeleton, and was a post-doc with Professor Robin May working on host pathogen interactions of Cryptococcus. Now I am occasionally allowed in the lab to do microscopy. 

Mahrukh Shameem

I joined the lab in 2019 as part of the DiMeN DTP. Having completed an MSc in Clinical microbiology and having worked in Dr Catherine Pashley’s clinical mycology lab, I developed a strong interest in opportunistic infections in respiratory disorders.  In collaboration with AstraZeneca, my project aims to observe the effects of the IL-33/ST2 pathway in chronic respiratory diseases and illnesses. To do this, I use an interdisciplinary approach to explore this field. 

Throughout this PhD, I participate in initiatives promoting inclusivity within academia and STEM by representing women and the black and minority ethnic (BAME) community.

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Previous lab members

Nicole Vickerstaff

Dr Zhaklin Chalakova

Dr Arturo Landeros de la Isla

Dr Christopher Donaldson

Dr Stella Christou

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Dr Jacob Rudman


Dr Jaime Cañedo


Matthew Smith

Mabel Johana Ortiz de Leo


Rebecca Quirke

Dr James Bradford 

Dan Jones


Louise Richards

Dr Aleksandra Bojarczuk

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Dr Katherine Pline


Dr Harriet Knafler 

Dr Hamid Fehri

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Dr Josie Gibson 

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Dr Robbie Evans

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Dr Alfred Kamuyango

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