People Dr Teresa Lambe
James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Vaccines
Senior Pre-Clinical Scientist
During my PhD studies of mammary gland development and cancer biology, it became apparent that, in many ways, cancer can be thought of as a failure of proper immunological surveillance. I consequently focused on understanding the adaptive immune response, through the use of transgenic models of disease and ENU mutagenesis. Through these works, I have delineated adaptive immune function underpinning human disease conditions, particularly focussing on the role for T & B lymphocytes. Through my position as Pre-Clinical Immunologist at the Jenner Institute I can now apply this knowledge to rationally design and augment one of society's most powerful tool against infectious disease; vaccines.