Professor Paul Klenerman
Theme lead – Modulating immune responses
Sidney Truelove professor of Gastroenterology
Chairman of the Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research
Group Head/Principal Investigator and Honorary Consultant Physician
Paul Klenerman trained in clinical medicine at Cambridge and Oxford, and specialised in Infectious Diseases. He did his PhD in Oxford on HIV immune escape and did postdoctoral work in Zurich on mouse models of virus persistence. He received Wellcome fellowship funding to set up his own lab in Oxford to study immune responses to persistent infections and worked in particular on hepatitis C virus, including early vaccine studies.
He is currently chair of the Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, which focuses on host pathogen interactions. He is also, since 2015, head of the Translational Gastroenterology Unit which aims to apply basic science approaches to major clinical problems in the gut and liver. He has led the Immunity and Inflammation theme at the NIHR Oxford BRC and from 2017 is part of the Gastroenterology/Mucosal Immunology and Infection themes.