Photo of Anu Goenka

Dr Anu Goenka

BSc, MBChB, DFSRH, DTM&H, MRCGP, MRCPCH, PGDipPID, PhD

  • Room B22a Biomedical Sciences Building University of Bristol University Walk Bristol BS8 1TD

    United Kingdom

  • BS2 8AE

20052020

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

I am a Clinical Lecturer at Bristol Children’s Vaccine Centre and the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, while completing my subspecialist training in Paediatric Immunology & Infectious Diseases at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. 

My research explores how we can design new and better vaccines through understanding the function of immune cells that reside in the respiratory tract. I developed my interest in respiratory immunity while studying macrophage function in the laboratory of Professor Tracy Hussell during my PhD which was funded by fellowships from the Medical Research Council and European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID). Now, I am interested in how we can develop a vaccine for group A Streptococcus (GAS) by profiling the antigen-specific response of respiratory lymphoid tissue. GAS infection is a neglected global disease that not only causes sore throat, but also kills more than half a million people every year by causing invasive infections and rheumatic heart disease.

My current research in group A Streptococcus vaccine antigen discovery is funded by grants from Above and Beyond and ESPID. I am also undertaking COVID-19 research funded by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and the Grand Appeal.

I also contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Currently, I chair the ESPID Walter Marget Workshop as well as co-chair RCPCH Child Health in Low-Resource Settings. 

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Anu Goenka is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 1 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

  • 25 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 3 Review article (Academic Journal)

Neutrophil dysfunction triggers inflammatory bowel disease in G6PC3 deficiency

Goenka, A., Doherty, J. A., Al-Farsi, T., Jagger, C., Banka, S., Cheesman, E., Fagbemi, A., Hughes, S. M., Wynn, R. F., Hussell, T. & Arkwright, P. D., 15 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
File
  • 20 Downloads (Pure)

    Human mast cells exhibit an individualized pattern of antimicrobial responses

    Garcia-Rodriguez, K. M., Bahri, R., Sattentau, C., Roberts, I. S., Goenka, A. & Bulfone-Paus, S., 28 Mar 2020, In : Immunity, Inflammation and Disease. 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
    File
  • 30 Downloads (Pure)

    Infant alveolar macrophages are unable to effectively contain Mycobacterium tuberculosis

    Goenka, A., Prise, I., Connolly, E., Fernandez-Soto, P., Morgan, D., Cavet, J., Grainger, J., Nichani, J., Arkwright, P. & Hussell, T., 24 Mar 2020, In : Frontiers in Immunology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
    File
  • 27 Downloads (Pure)