Tuberculosis (TB) PhD, MD, and MPhil Supervisors

Professor Mike Barer

  • Interface between bacterial physiology and human infections, principally those involving the gastrointestinal tract and tuberculosis

Professor Andrea Cooper

  • Definition of the factors impacting expression of immunity in the lung, particularly tuberculosis
  • The role of early innate events in driving coordinated immune responses
  • The role of cytokines and chemokines in initiation, expression and regulation of immunity
  • The role of lymphocyte priming, differentiation and migratory capacity in prolonged expression of immunity
  • The role of the inflamed environment in regulating the expression of immunity

Dr Natalie Garton - njg17@le.ac.uk

  • Lipid bodies of pathogenic bacteria, in particular Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Spectroscopic methods to monitor bacterial adaptation

Dr Pranab Haldar

  • Epidemiology of latent and active tuberculosis

Dr Galina Mukamolova

  • Molecular mechanisms of bacterial dormancy and resuscitation
  • Role of mycobacterial serine-threonine kinases in growth, cell wall remodelling and dormancy
  • Antimicrobial tolerance
  • Biomarkers of non-replicating persistence

Dr Helen O'Hare

  • Bacterial sensory perception and signal transduction
  • Regulation of bacterial metabolism (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

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