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Research interests

My research interests are broadly around understanding the immunology of infectious diseases with a  translational focus. I am currently working on using new technologies to understand Group A streptococcal biology in individuals with either asymptomatic carriage or pharyngitis. Using samples from infected individuals, I hope to better understand the bacterial and immunological processes which occur in natural infection and disease, to inform vaccine development. I was recently awarded a 2 year Elizabeth Blackwell Institute  Early Career Fellowship to carry out this project, with the support of Professor Adam Finn. 

I also maintain an interest in several other infectious diseases, including a number of important respiratory pathogens. I previously worked on the immunodiagnosis of Tuberculosis infection in Imperial College London (with Prof. Ajit Lalvani), in a large project using samples from patients recruited with suspect active Tuberculosis in the UK. I also worked on signatures of progression risk within those with latent Tuberculosis infection. Whilst at Imperial College I also spent some time on a project to describe the immune responses to the live attenuated influenza vaccine in children. My doctorate was in the field of parasite immunology using mouse models of infection.

I am very interested in better understanding the immunobiology of infectious diseases using clinical studies, in order to develop improved vaccines, diagnostics and treatments.

External positions

Honorary Research Associate, Imperial College London

1 Oct 2018 → …

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Research Output

  • 11 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Review article (Academic Journal)

CD4+ T cell cytokine responses to the DAR-901 booster vaccine in BCG-primed adults: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial

Masonou, T., Hokey, D. A., Lahey, T., Halliday, A., Berrocal-Almanza, L. C., Wieland-Alter, W. F., Arbeit, R. D., Lalvani, A. & von Reyn, C. F., 23 May 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 5, 17 p., e0217091.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    139 Downloads (Pure)

    Immunodiagnosis of active tuberculosis

    Halliday, A., Masonou, T., Tolosa-Wright, M., Mandagere, V. & Lalvani, A., 3 Jun 2019, In : Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine. 13, 6, p. 521-532 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 40 Downloads (Pure)

    Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis treatment response varies depending on parasite species, geographical location and development of secondary infection

    Al-Salem, W., Solórzano, C., Weedall, G., Dyer, N., Kelly-Hope, L., Casas‑Sánchez, A., Alraey, Y., Alyamani, E., Halliday, A., Balghonaim, S., Alsohibany, K., Alzeyadi, Z., Alzahrani, M., Al-Shahrani, A., Assiri, A., Memish, Z. & Acosta-Serrano, A., 2 May 2019, In : Parasites and Vectors. 12, 1, 9 p., 195.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    191 Downloads (Pure)