Contact details


Theme lead: Ken Smith

Ken Smith is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. His laboratory studies basic immunological mechanisms and how defects in regulatory control of the immune system can lead to autoimmunity and alter defence against infection. The lab also runs a translational program in autoimmune disease (particularly SLE, vasculitis and IBD) and has led to the discovery of a prognosis-predicting biomarker entering clinical trials and the identification of new pathways driving disease outcomes in autoimmunity and infection. By integrating human and animal studies and using state-of-the-art bioinformatic methodology, the laboratory can explore immunological mechanisms that are relevant to human disease, and to translate these results into applications of direct benefit to patients.

Ken trained in nephrology and clinical immunology with an interest in autoimmune disease at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute examined aspects of B cell immunology. He moved to Cambridge in 1996.

He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2006, and he was awarded the Lister Institute Research Prize in 2007 and the Distinguished Investigator Award of the Lupus Research Institute in 2013.

Theme lead contact details
Email: kgcs2@medschl.cam.ac.uk


 

Name Job title Email address
Allan Bradley FRS Senior Group Leader at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute allan.bradley@sanger.ac.uk
Lalita Ramakrishnan Professor Immunology and infection lr404@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Menna Clatworthy University Lecturer in Transplantation Medicine mrc38@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Gordon Dougan FRS Theme lead for Antimicrobial Resistance gd1@sanger.ac.uk
David Jayne NIHR Senior Investigator dj106@cam.ac.uk
Arthur Kaser Theme lead for Gastrointestinal Disease ak729@cam.ac.uk
James Lee Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow
Paul Lehner Professor Immunology, Honorary Consultant pjl30@cam.ac.uk
Andrew Lever Academic lead for Infectious disease, BRC CHERUB collaborator amll1@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Nicholas Matheson Lecturer in Transfusion and Transplant Virology njm25@cam.ac.uk
Eoin McKinney Wellcome –Beit Intermediate Fellow efm30@cam.ac.uk
Michael Murphy MRC-MBU Programme lead michael.murphy@mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk
Klaus Okkenhaug Group lead Babraham Institute klaus.okkenhaug@babraham.ac.uk
Felix Randow Felix Randow randow@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Frank Waldron-Lynch Sir Jules Thorn Award recipient fw211@cam.ac.uk
Chris Wallace Wellcome Senior Fellow cew54@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Sergey Nejentsev Wellcome Senior Fellow sn262@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Paul Lyons Principal Research Associate pal34@cam.ac.uk
Anna Petrunkina Harrison Director of Operations and Principal Scientist, Phenotyping Hub ap542@medschl.cam.ac.uk